With anxiety at an all-time high in our communities, around the world, we’ve armed ourselves with chemical cleaning products to combat and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses have increased the frequency of cleaning personnel.
From public spaces to our homes and health facilities, our attempts to clean one problem up is causing many health risks like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD) to humans that needs to be spoken about.
COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. It’s usually caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter. It is a progressive disease but it is treatable.
Chemical cleaning products have been associated with a higher risk of COPD which can have detrimental long term effects. Disinfectants that are linked include bleach, glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and quaternary ammonium compounds. The number one cause is smoking.At higher risks are those in the health industry (i.e nurses) and those in the cleaning industry. Many of the products that cause COPD are found mainly in healthcare facilities, but they can be found in antibacterial spray cleaners and fabric softeners.
Most of the time, symptoms may be missed as they only become more obvious after significant lung damage.
OTSAW uses robotics and AI to provide safer alternatives with non-chemical technology for disinfection of our public spaces. To combat the COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our homes, businesses and personal involved in cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising, is swapping out the chemicals for a more sustainable preventable measure, that being UV-C LED disinfection.
OTSAW’s UV-C LED disinfection robot the O-RX, provides 99.9% efficacy with precision and accuracy to kill or inactivate microorganisms. Versus the O-RX, the accuracy and longer hours to clean a room using a human hand to wipe down or disinfect a room is less of a preventative measure to stop the spread of the disease, and the expense of the cleaning personnel’s health.
As said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, “No country, hospital or clinic can keep its patients safe unless it keeps its health workers safe.”
The ability to customise these autonomous security and surveillance robots to each company is a current market demand that is already in action. As the laws keep changing due to the global situation, robotics and artificial intelligence have been most certainly fast-tracked to deal with the contactless option providing assured safety above anything else where things still seem uncertain.
With companies worrying about rising cost, it is a common business practice that you will be able to hire autonomous robots on a monthly basis rather than owning a robot. With large facilities, that hire a number of security guards at any one given moment, the cost of hiring one security robot will cover monthly costs of 4 human security robots. This means long term savings on operational costs.
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