In record time, the Danish robotforskere from the University of Southern denmark (SDU) has developed the world's first fully automated robot that can inoculate people in the mouth for coronasmitte.
at the same time, it can be used by other future pandemics.
It is considered in the sundhedskredse for a sensation, because health care professionals get rid of all the monotonous, mandskabskrævende work in the front line to take the test from morning to evening.
the Prototype has been successfully tested by scientists. It is hoped that the lynudviklede robot can be tested in a real-life white testtelte already this summer.
Professor Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu from the SDU Robotics is at the forefront of the team, as in the clock has been working for the past four weeks at the University of Southern denmark.
- the Robot protects healthcare workers for exposure to infection, while the poder. At the same time ensures that inoculation takes place in the same way every time, he says.
- We have at the UNIVERSITY researched very much in control of the robots. I have even worked with robots for the healthcare industry, so we took some of the technologies, we had good track on the down from the shelves and was based in them, says Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu.
in addition to the technical challenges was robotforskerne pay attention to people's mental resistance against sundhedsrobotter. Most prefer by reflex, that it is a man who leads the swab.
With a 3d-printed custom designed engangsværktøj keeps the robot a swab and hit the quiet, the exact location in the neck, from which the inoculation is to be made.
Subsequently sticking the robot swab down in a glass and put a lid on, so the sample is sealed.
- I was one of the first, as the robot grafted. It went really well. I was surprised at how soft the robot managed to land the swab at the point in the neck, as it should hit, says Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu.
He expects that the robot can be used for the detection of many other future diseases than Covid-19, when the driver over.
Now follows the fine-tuning and acceptance of the robot as a medical device, so that the robot can get on the international market.
Søren Stig is a director in the new company Lifeline Robotics, which is responsible for the sale of the robot.
This is a verdenssensation. No other has managed to build a robotic arm that can covid-test man, as surely and quickly, he says.
- Many sites should be tested people far in advance. Therefore, we hope to get the robot out on the world market, so it can be used all over the place, he says.