Robots have been deployed to help during Covid 19 for various purposes duing Covid 19.
ABB SCARA robots are being used to deliver high-precision performance as part of a new automated laboratory system being deployed in Singapore to help in the fight against COVID-19. The system, known as the Rapid Automated Volume Enhancer (RAVE) uses the robots to automate several of the laborious tasks involved in sample processing, enabling up to 2,000 samples to be prepared in a single day, around four times faster than manually-based routines.
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore, the Government has set a target of increasing the rate of daily testing from 20,000 to 40,000, with the ability to deliver results within 24-hours to help avoid people quarantining themselves unnecessarily. With laboratory staff already stretched, the decision was made to find an automated alternative that could help to increase the capacity for testing.
Telepresence robots – originally designed for offices, are becoming an invaluable tool for medical workers treating highly infectious diseases like COVID-19, reducing the risk that they’ll contract the pathogen they’re fighting against.
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BOSTON DYNAMICS – USING MOBILE ROBOTS TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE WORKERS. Spot is an agile mobile robot that navigates terrain with unprecedented mobility. It was deployed at hospitals to allow medical teams to use the robot as a mobile telemedicine platform, allowing healthcare providers to remotely triage patients.
MIT – The robots, which are controlled by a handheld device, can also carry a tablet that allows doctors to ask patients about their symptoms without being in the same room.
Using four cameras mounted, the researchers have shown that they can measure skin temperature, breathing rate, pulse rate, and blood oxygen saturation in healthy patients, from a distance of 2 meters.
The MIT and BWH researchers came up with the idea to use robotics to enable contactless monitoring of vital signs, to allow health care workers to minimize their exposure to potentially infectious patients. They decided to use existing computer vision technologies that can measure temperature, breathing rate, pulse, and blood oxygen saturation, and worked to make them mobile.
Aethon – TUG robot – TUG securely delivers medications through the hospital and directly to nursing units.
TUG delivers – meds, meals, supplies and tests.
TUG securely delivers medications through the hospital and directly to nursing units. It secures and automates deliveries that are normally made through pneumatic tubes or manual couriers including controlled substances and refilling carts.
TUG eliminates the headaches and restrictions associated with pneumatic tube systems. Best of all, by using biometric security and unique pin codes, TUG ensures only authorized medical personnel add or remove specimens to the secured cabinet.
TUG provides automated, cost-effective delivery of meals to patient floors and returns dirty trays to Food Service. With TUG, staff can spend more time managing dietary needs and interacting with patients.
TUG is a safer, more efficient way to manage waste removal. The system also integrates to automated dumping equipment so the cart can empty without employee assistance which is especially useful after hours.
TUG safely provides scheduled and on-demand delivery of linens to nursing units. Housekeeping staff don’t have to leave the unit for linen supplies, because TUG delivers wherever the supplies are needed.