Thailand started using robots to combat coronavirus. “Ninja robots” monitors the condition of patients, allowing doctors and nurses to work in healthier and more comfortable conditions.
Some hospitals in Thailand are receiving technology assistance to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Ninja robots are used in hospitals to alleviate the burden of healthcare workers and reduce the risk of getting infected.
These black robots are designed to follow the healing process of febrile patients. Thus, they prevent the spread of the deadly virus and relieve the burden of doctors and nurses. Robots also enable healthcare professionals to communicate with the patient without going into the same environment.
Viboon Sangveraphunsiri from Chulalongkorn University has announced that they will produce more varieties of ninja robots. The new robots will be used in tasks such as disinfecting rooms and delivering food and medicine to patients. It is reported that robots are used in four hospitals in and around Bangkok, which significantly reduces the risk of infection in these hospitals.
Although experts point out the importance of social distance in the fight against coronavirus, healthcare professionals struggle to save lives all over the world. These kinds of robots can protect hospital workers and support them to work in more comfortable and healthy conditions.
Sangveraphunsiri and his team of engineers plan to build more robots for 10 hospitals in the region. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, only 1 person has died in COVID-19 so far in Thailand. There are more than 270 confirmed cases in the country.