Nonsurgical Medical Robotic Systems makes Hospitals Spotless and Clean
Published by : Industrial Automation
Nonsurgical robots are using in hospitals to make it spotless or clean and capable to execute work. It implements to operate from sanitizing rooms to delivering supplies, these machines are aimed to provide relief and boost morale in busy environments.
The growth in development across automated technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are making the use of nonsurgical robots more common in healthcare practices in the global market. These nonsurgical medical robotic systems installed in aims towards execute the common tasks of cleaning and maintain hygiene among the employees. Its further release in workspace into a high-tech operational zone.
“The companies are investing high amounts to strengthen and enhance the capabilities of nonsurgical robots across the hospital floor. They are aiming for improving drug delivery or stuff delivery to a patient” – Research Director for Worldwide Robotics at IDC.
Global medical robot expenditures are expected to grow at a rapid pace of around 20% from 2020-2025 and reach USD 24.6 bn by 2025. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is
widely enhancing the focus of the healthcare organizations to invest in the technologies designed to reduce exposure of the virus and disinfectants among humans.
For instance, in 2015, Adventist Health White Memorial in Los Angeles deploy the fleet of 7 LightStrike robots from Xenex Disinfection Services for the decontamination of rooms after the patient discharge. These wireless robots operate through the cloud-based portal and deploy multiple wavelengths of germ-killing UV rays to sanitize the space with any human involvement.
Nonsurgical Medical Robotic Systems: Helping Hands to Employees in Hospital Cleaning
Considering the current outbreak of COVID-19 emerges the busy clinicians and custodial staff in the hospitals are increasing the demand and need for effective and efficient robots for the cleaning to maintain the hygiene and proper serving of drugs to the patients. This reduces the risk of dependency of the patients and hospital officials on the humans for the serving and cleaning procedures.
“We find that they actually embrace the robot, and it makes them feel like they can accomplish that much more and provide that much more safety to the patients” – Xenex
For instance, MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the US have adopted the series of 6 Aethon TUG robots to deliver linens and medicines across the over 900-bed facility. These robots are aimed to execute hundreds of tasks daily through using sensors, lasers, and waypoints from internally stored maps.
In conclusion, there is a wide increase in the count of disinfectant patients owing to the rapid outbreak of COVID-19 virus worldwide are further minimizing human power to handle every operation from the cleaning to serving the drugs and food to the patients. Moreover, there is increase in the risk of spread of the virus from hospital staff to other people, as the virus spread due to the presence of people within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19. Such factors increase the demand and need for the nonsurgical medical robotic systems to make hospitals spotless and capable to execute operations in the global market.