Steribot | is taking a new approach to a robust and reliable long duty-cycle cleansing robot design developed for occupied clinical environments. Relentless and adaptive, Steribot targets the requirement for an easily integrated method of continuous, systematic risk reduction capable of continually treating many designated infection zones each and every day, whether people are present or not.
Traditionally solutions referred to as robots almost exclusively use flood UVC treatment mounted on a “lamp trolley” format using powerful tube emitters. Also deployed are more effective EO and VHP fogging chemistry systems, while these high intensity flood and fogging systems are historically employed to reduce infectious agents they have important limitations on when and where they can be deployed. Any exposed living tissue in the treatment zone will be damaged. This method of burst irradiation or fogging is therefore best suited to spaces that can be emptied for a period of time, treated when empty and then finally reoccupied once exposure levels are acceptable. This evacuation requirement rules out a very large number of important areas in busy clinical, healthcare and hospital environments. Importantly it also means that there is little opportunity for any continuous risk reduction in high traffic transit and dwell areas where there is a higher surface bio-burden and risk of cross contamination.
Cost effective, and virtually non-stop Steribot applies adaptive robotic sensing, mapping and learning technologies to achieve simultaneous audit and treatment of occupied zones paying particular attention to contact surfaces and objects identified as harbouring a higher risk of cross infection.