The concerns about the Ebola virus in the United States has become a very serious problem. However, the Xenex company out of San Antonio has developed a robot that may be capable of controlling the virus. This could work well for one of the biggest medical concerns that people around the country have at this given time.
Xenex has spent years working on the Little Moe robot. This is a robot that emits ultraviolet light pulses. The UV light will get beamed onto various surfaces to damage the DNA strands found in many viruses. This is to protect the surfaces in a space and to keep them from being impacted by far too many components from foreign bodies. The goal is to especially ensure that rooms where patients are being treated in will be safe and free from the risks that might come with certain medical issues as they appear in a spot.
A xenon lamp will be used by the robot to emit the light. It works after the machine is rolled into a room and programmed. The robot will operate based on the type of room being utilized and the individual characteristics that have been programmed into its software.
The UV light will be emitted in pulses that are sent out at a rate of 1.5 times per second. It can take care of germs in a single room in about five to ten minutes on average.
The Little Moe technology from Xenex is already growing in terms of its overall popularity. There are about 250 hospitals around the United States that have been working with this device in recent time.
The robot is expected to be in high demand in the future as some recent tests have found that the robot’s UV beams are capable of taking care of the Ebola virus. The robot can eliminate the strands of DNA from the Ebola virus in a single room in about two to five minutes.
The unit focuses on the DNA and will eliminate it as needed. The unit is only designed to work against bacteria and germs like what can be found in the Ebola virus. It is unclear as to whether or not there are any viral infections that the Little Moe device is unable to target.
The infection rates that come with many viruses after the Little Moe unit works in a room is very minimal. It is estimated that the infection rate is about half as great in a room that has been treated by the robotic unit versus the rate in a room where it was not used.
The potential for the Little Moe robot to stop many germs in hospital treatment rooms makes it a device that is very promising and appealing with regards to how it is able to stop many problems. The fact that it can also work well against the Ebola virus makes for a unit that may be very effective and beneficial for the requirements that one might have in general.