A robot emitting ultraviolet light (UVC) with the ability to disinfect hospitals and get rid of the Covid-19 virus has been developed by a start-up attached to Trinity College Dublin.
Being able to clean healthcare facilities thoroughly and quickly is hugely demanding as coronavirus cases escalate.
Created by Akara Robotics, it is clinically proven to kill viruses, bacteria and harmful germs, and does so in a much shorter time compared to usual cleaning methods, according to its inventor Dr Conor McGinn.
Testing Violet to ensure it wont interfere with hospital equipment – we’re good! Huge thanks to John McAuley and his team at @Shielding_EMF for making this happen on short notice @HSELive @HSE_DA @roinnslainte pic.twitter.com/tWWNTXO2Ec
— Akara Robotics (@Akara_Robotics) March 19, 2020