Robots Will Join The Fight Against The Pandemic To Do 80,000 Tests Daily

Harin - Mar 25, 2020


Robots Will Join The Fight Against The Pandemic To Do 80,000 Tests Daily

Spain is planning on using robots to speed up the testing process and at the same time reduce the risk of exposure for the medical workforce

In the fight against the CO.VID-19 outbreak, it is crucial to test potential cases as soon as possible. Medical staff around the world is putting their best efforts, even risking their own safety. At the moment, Spain is one of the most affected countries by the pandemic in the world, with the number of cases keeps rising every day. And now, the country is planning on using robots for the testing process.

The goal is to speed up the testing process and at the same time reduce the risk of exposure for the medical workforce as cases of nurses and doctors getting infected increase every day.

Robot Hospital
The goal is to speed up the testing process and at the same time reduce the risk of exposure for the medical workforce.

The idea was discussed on March 21 at a health ministry press conference. The plan was proposed by the head of Health Institute Carlos III, Raquel Yotti. Four robots will be used to carry out 80,000 tests per day.

No details have been shared about these robots’ working mechanism. This isn’t the first time for robots to be deployed in the fight against the pandemic. There are several other countries that have already used robots at different stages to tackle the CO.VID-19 outbreak.

For example, a fleet of robots was deployed in a hospital in Wuhan to disinfect the facility, deliver meals and take temperatures of patients. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland is using a robotic testing system. A stethoscope robot is used to take diagnosed patients’ vital signs in Washington, US. In India, Kerala has utilized a robot to distribute sanitizers and spread awareness about the ongoing pandemic.

Stethoscope Robot
A stethoscope robot is used to take diagnosed patients’ vital signs in Washington, the US.

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