With fear and concern permeating the business world, you need the very best and most knowledgeable professionals to analyze and manage your lighting needs to most effectively reduce or mitigate risks associated with Covid-19 or any other virus that might infect your environment, staff, or employees.
UV Robots: Taking UV into the Future
Considering the circumstances and all the variables that factor into the equation, personal UV sanitizers may not be the solution to protecting people against COVID-19. A few companies may have found an effective compromise, though. Hundreds of robots equipped with UV-C technology are being deployed across the globe as we speak, and many more are in the developmental stages.
When you think of UV robots, you may envision massive machines stomping around the world’s major cities shooting lasers out of their eyes, vaporizing people, and disintegrating buildings. That’s not quite the direction innovators are taking at the moment. Instead, they’re designing a range of machines capable of targeting and destroying microbes on surfaces.
UV robots are automated devices that are being used in many settings. Though their designs vary, they generally run on mobile bases and are fitted with sensors and imaging equipment to prevent them from crashing into people or objects. They roam around on their own in search of viruses and bacteria. If they come in contact with people, they automatically shut off their UV lights to prevent harmful exposure.
Some parade through empty hospital rooms armed with UV-C lights to eradicate not only coronavirus, but virtually all other harmful microbes as well. Others offer their services in nursing homes. These robots are also making appearances outside of clinical settings. Various models are operating in schools, airports, hotels, office buildings, government facilities, and numerous other public places.
All Things Considered
Our sun is the original source of UV light. It has been bombarding Earth with this type of radiation since the dawn of time. Mankind has also discovered ways of creating and using artificial ultraviolet light. While all forms of UV radiation can be dangerous, UV-C is the most destructive of the three. It’s also the one our atmosphere automatically blocks out.
In spite of its many dangers, UV-C has been deemed an effective and efficient tool for disinfecting and sanitization. It may be the key to keeping humanity safe from the coronavirus as well as countless other pathogens. Studies have shown that UV-C light can kill COVID-19 if used properly. While most people don’t have the training to use this type of radiation properly, several companies have developed ways to bring its benefits to the general public safely.