The Coronavirus pandemic has seen an advent of a new ideological mindset in the daily lives of people globally. As we emerge from this pandemic, a total revolution would have taken place. The world we see today will have a new outlook. Preventive measures are being taken in response to this unprecedented pandemic to take shape and change almost everything. I am going to discuss innovations that people are using today in fighting against this novel coronavirus.
In the race to find a solution to contain this novel virus, technological apps have inadvertently joined the race. This is to unlock the lockdown restrictions in a way that ensures individual and group health lifestyles. Moreover, the robots deliver hand sanitizers and informative messages on safety to people in those public spaces. A robot firm, Bucharest Robots introduced a UVD robot that can disinfect an area covering over 750. Below IS a list of what innovative robot technology is doing in the covid19 affected society.
- Telemedicine configured robots which connects covid19 patients with doctors for care and treatment
- Waitress Robots that deliver food and medicines, take blood tests and do other clinical duties
- Robots help speed up the coronavirus tests through automated tests
- Robots help patients and elderly to maintain social contact with their families
- Moreover, In Spain, ABB robots were manufacture by the firm, Nagami Design to produce masks in large quantities
Software and Mobile Applications
Software developers joined the race with a flurry of online and offline applications that can track and identify contacts. They disseminate essential information and link homes with medical centers. High tech Geoinformatics has been integrated into the covid19 fight. For instance, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University uses Esri ArcGIS map to track cases. With real-time updates, the software can be zoomed in to narrow in onto global confirmed. The software innovation covers the following;
- Tracking and surveillance, for example, the Tracetogether software in Singapore
- Getting essential primary care from homes with software linking home subscribers with their doctors. An example is Plushcare telemedicine appointments in Rwanda
- Staying connected with all the covid19 related information from mobile information apps
Protective plastic capsules to protect medical personnel
In Mexico, an in-depth analysis of the neonatal environment found in expecting mothers was done. The company XE Medical Engineering developed an isolation capsule. As a result, this keeps pathogens from escaping to other areas. Hence it lowers the chance of it spreading from the covid19 positive patients to medical personnel. This capsule has high flexibility, is sealed, and is kept inflated by an acute sensitive filter system.
Hi-tech Chinese Smart helmets
Not to be outdone, In China, the country which saw the genesis of the novel virus continued their innovations. Kuang-Chi Technologies manufactured a unique and smart helmet. The helmet has an inbuilt high tech infrared thermometer. This device can analyze the body temperature of hundreds of people. In addition, it records in a minimal timeframe for a distance above five meters. This helmet is configured to link with the nearest medical center for an instant response from medical institutions. Furthermore, from smart helmets, China introduced an augmented reality visor that can recognize individual facial features. For instance, it identifies the individual allowing the users to take note of people’s medical history.
Hands-free door opener
In Belgium, Materialise firms came up with a hands-free elbow operated door. Information on how the Covid19 virus spreads through touching gains momentum in the world resulting in Materialise innovating.
Innovation: The way to go
As the covid19 has wreaked unprecedented havoc in societies, communities, governments, companies, and institutions of higher learning continue to improvise. The fight to find the best way to deal with this virus is ongoing. The innovations continue and we will hear of the day in and day out.