A ‘robot’ to help COVID-19 patients in home isolation
It transports meals, medication and smartphone to the affected.
Members of a personal robotics institute from Karamadai, together with three faculty college students, have claimed to have developed a robotic to help these in COVID-19 self-isolation. It transports meals, medication and smartphone to the affected.
S.D.R. Niranjan, founding father of Mukkudal Robotics, who mentored the challenge, demonstrated the machine right here on Saturday.
He mentioned that K. Viswath, a Class 11 pupil, and K. Nithin and S. Athul Krishna, Class 10 college students, got here up with the concept in April and the machine was developed in a month.
The robotic contained eight sensors, together with ultraviolet, contact, gyro and color sensors, he mentioned.
With a capability to carry up to 10 kg, the machine may help give meals, garments, and medication to COVID-19 patients in self-isolation with none human interference and in addition had a provision to place a smartphone for tele session with medical doctors, Mr. Niranjan mentioned. It may additionally carry hand sanitisers to the patients and will clear a room by itself, he claimed.
While it may very well be managed utilizing distant management, the robotic is also calibrated in advance to perform particular duties.
“We are planning to use in two residences in Karamadai to help patients in home isolation,” Mr. Niranjan mentioned. The machine could be upgraded in future to transport oxygen cylinders to hospitals, he added.