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In hospitals, surface disinfection is critical in reducing the spread of disease and the risk of nosocomial infection. In research institutions, where disinfection practices are less rigorous, fomite control is critical in keeping students, faculty and staff safe. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVC) is an effective disinfection technology that is widely used in hospitals but relies on manual operators. The aim of this project is to design a smart disinfection system for use in hospitals and research laboratories, in partnership with an autonomous robotics company (AIS) and the local health authority (VCH). The input and insights of hospital staff and university researchers will be solicited by means of interviews and taken into account in redesigning the operation of an AIS robot to be used for smart disinfection. The operation of the robot will also be tested on location at a local hospital and within a research laboratory.
Bern Klein;Homayoun Najjaran;Titus Wong
Mohammadsadegh Mashayekhi;Eleni Patsa;Kyle Low;Jesse Roch;Brett Cosco
Advanced Intelligent Systems Inc.
University of British Columbia
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