Environmental surface decontamination is crucial to prevent the spread of infection in hospitals and whilst we know conventional cleaning is sufficient in disinfecting many areas, we now know it may be insufficient in eliminating pathogens from contaminated surfaces.
UV robots are more commonly being used alongside conventional cleaning to both reduce time spent on cleaning and the workload associated with it. Although little is still unknown about UV-C based disinfection, many studies have already been carried out with very favourable results.
Studies have shown UVC Automated Robots significantly reduce microbial growths on surfaces even after conventional cleaning has been carried out. The improvements in technology also mean, the Robots are now much easier to program and use with many now incorporating cleaning logs which keeps track of which rooms have been cleaned and at what time.
According to WHO infectious diseases account for the deaths of more than 17 million people every year and several nations are faced with huge losses in terms of lost income from tourism and food trade and with the outbreak of COVID-19, institutions are being encouraged to take aggressive steps to prevent not only the spread of the current virus but prevent other viruses from having the same impact in the future.
The UVC Robot market has faced a high demand since the onset of the pandemic but recent studies have shown the market is anticipated to grow in the coming years due to the growth in automation and high adoption of robotics.
Other industries are also adopting the use and permanent fixture of UVC Robots in their establishments going forward. Industries such as schools, restaurants, Cinema’s, care homes, shopping centres, colleges and universities are all planning for the future and the mounting pressure on maintaining high levels of cleanliness and thus safer environments.