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ASTI Mobile Robotics and BOOS Technical Lighting develop a mobile robot to fight coronavirus

ASTI Mobile Robotics and BOOS Technical Lighting have developed a mobile disinfection robot against coronavirus which uses the ultraviolet light to eliminate germs and pathogens in the air as well as on surfaces and objects.

The radiation emitted by the robot, which can move around the facilities to be disinfected, achieves a reduction in the viral and bacterial load of up to 99.99 percent, says the company.

ASTI says the exclusive design of the lamp, in terms of power, intensity and size combined with the continuous movement of the vehicle, favours proximity to the critical areas to be disinfected, as well as minimising shadow spaces and maximising disinfection on horizontal and vertical planes “in record time”.

The name chosen for these products, “ZenZoe Robot”, is a tribute to the health professionals and their fight against diseases, as it combines Zen, from the name of Isabel Zendal, the nurse who helped eradicate smallpox in the Philippines and Latin America, and Zoe Rosinach Pedrol, the first pharmaceutical doctor in Spain.

Verónica Pascual, managing director of ASTI Mobile Robotics, says “disinfection traceability is fundamental” as these objective data can serve as a basis for registration and continuous improvement.

Alfonso Vázquez de Prada, general director of BOOS Technical Lighting, says: “A proactive approach to a problem of infection and spread of the virus, the direct involvement of all levels of both organizations and a dynamic, innovative and open spirit, has resulted in a product that has proven to disinfect, with greater effectiveness, speed and efficiency than any other, and that acts in a lethal way on any of the pathogens of current concern.”

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