Robots Clean the House, Mow the Grass and Now Disinfect the Operating Room

The cleansing effects of UV light have been known for years, but now a robot system is quite literally finding its way around surgical areas of hospitals. And this particular robot doesn’t even have to move.


Robots can clean your house and cut your lawn, so why not have them disinfect your surfaces? The Tru-D system delivers an automated, measured dose of UVC light to consistently disinfect an entire room during a single cycle. Operating from a single position in the room, the system ensures significant pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed areas.

Validated by more than a dozen independent studies, Tru-D SmartUVC says its automated, measured dosing capabilities and real-time usage-tracking features make it one of the most advanced UV disinfection systems available.

Alabama’s Jackson Hospital┬áconsiders the Tru-D system a new member to its team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. The new addition purports to┬ákill up to 99.9 percent of harmful germs and pathogens that can live in health care environments and will be used primarily in Jackson Hospital’s surgical areas.

Using effective and chemical-free UVC light energy, Tru-D eradicates hard-to-kill germs and superbugs such as C. diff, MRSA, VRE, Ebola and more. Before activation the room is cleaned using traditional methods. Tru-D is then brought in to begin administering a single cycle of UV energy, providing total room disinfection. The system is able to compensate for room variables such as size, shape and contents to deliver the precise, lethal dose of UVC energy needed. Through its method of calculated, measured UV dosage, it is able to disinfect in both direct and shadowed areas while removing the chance of human error in the disinfection process. After the cycle is complete, Tru-D alerts the operator via text and/or audio message that the cycle is complete and the entire room has been disinfected.

Hospital comments

Joe Riley, president and CEO at Jackson Hospital stated; “Jackson Hospital is a leader in providing exceptional quality of care for residents in the region. While we already implement stringent infection prevention protocols, having Tru-D added to our standard cleaning methods will give our patients and staff peace of mind that our facility is safe and continually improving.”

Company comments

“Tru-D’s Sensor360 technology ensures total room disinfection from a single position while eliminating the chance for human error in the process,” said Chuck Dunn, CEO and President of Tru-D SmartUVC. “Due to this innovative technology, Tru-D was the only device chosen for the first-ever randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection, which was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results of the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection (BETR-D) study proved that Tru-D can cut transmission of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent.”

Source: PR Newswire


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