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Video: A $100,000 Robot Zaps Germs in Hospitals

Written by Gary North on October 20, 2014

This is great news. This low-cost robot zaps bugs. There are lots of life-threatening bugs in hospital rooms. This robot is wheeled in, turned on, and in 5 minutes, 99.9% of the bugs are gone.

It uses ultraviolet light to ruin their DNA. They can’t reproduce. They die out, leaving no progeny.

This frees up workers from having to scrub the rooms. This pays for the robot.

Patients are healthier. Hospitals are more profitable. The number of lawsuits is reduced. The losers are the bugs and low-paid workers, some of whom will have to find another line of work.

The robot could work in an airplane in between flights.

This company is going to make a lot of money.

The federal government asks this question: “How can we stop Ebola in hospitals?” The free market has already developed an answer.

The only threat that this machine poses is that it can blind the operator. Therefore, it is safe for CDC officials to operate.

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12 thoughts on “Video: A $100,000 Robot Zaps Germs in Hospitals

  1. O.K. She said one thing partly right. We need to enact and enforce a COMPLETE BAN on ALL people coming from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Period. But what is her credential that shows her knowledge of the Ebola virus? Does she have a medical, microbiological or virology decree? Probably not. Is she running for office? Hmmm…don't know. Is she a liberal democrat ( I know that's redundant)? We need to REMOVE our troops who shouldn't have been deployed there in the first place. Sorry, but POLITICIANS need to stay the heck out of health science….unless they have first-hand experience and education. Do you listen to a carpenter expound on the processes of psychotherapy? He may be the best carpenter, and valuable there. But… You see my point? So, good job getting on TV, Representative. But do you know what you're talking about?

  2. Like I said in an earlier post, bleach is an outdated anti-virus weapon for a hospital.

  3. Excellent comment.

  4. 99.9 isn't good enough. This is how we got MRSA and other resistant antibiotics. What is probably needed is a multimodal approach. See http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2014/

  5. While that is a great invention, the peroxide vaporizer kills bacteria, not viruses like Ebola.

    Use both devices and you have a clean room.

  6. Glen Ganges says:

    I've got some experience with this this topic. Sadly CNN has duplicated the error made a week ago by FOX regarding this light emitting robot. The huge problem with the Xenex robot is that light travels in a straight path. Any objects getting in the way create shadows. In these shadow ares the device is completely ineffective. I would venture a guess that in the BEST scenario the Xenex technology is 99.9% effective If extrapolated across all the nooks and crannies of a typical room that number has to come down…by orders of magnitude. And at $100K it way too expensive for the limited results! Bleach is fantastic for killing bacteria and is used quite commonly in Hospitals and in Pharma plants..to kill most everything. Its not so much outdated but the delivery mode – spray and wipe – can actually spread germs. The hydrogen peroxide vaporizer Wayne refers to is interesting but not State of the Art. Hydrogen peroxide vaporizers use a concentrated solution which is highly toxic. And the wet vapor can damage sensitive electronics and can be reactive. These systems are also very expensive ($25K to $50K). However, using a hydrogen peroxide solution with Silver and creating a dry fog IS an EPA approved method for killing both bacteria, viruses and spores (sorry David). Unlike light, this fog does get into all the nooks and crannies of a room. It also does not harm sensitive electronics. And as Ebola is a very easy virus to kill it will work very effectively. This system is also relatively inexpensive – less that 10% the cost of the robot. See: http://www.pharmaseptic.com/product/area-disinfec

  7. " However, using a hydrogen peroxide solution with Silver and creating a dry fog IS an EPA approved method for killing both bacteria, viruses and spores (sorry David)."

    LOL, there is no need to be sorry. I agree that hydrogen peroxide is way better than chlorine and bleach. If only cities and water treatment plants would agree. If I had a swimming pool, I would use hydrogen peroxide.

  8. The US military is using an ebola screening machine called the FilmArray in Liberia right now, which can detect the virus with great accuracy within 1 hour. The Dallas Presbyterian hospital has one too, but FDA regulations forbid its use to do the same for American patients that the army is using it for in Africa.

  9. David you are spot on to a point. go t http://www.activtek.net and see what I do. are systems are portable weigh about 13 lbs out of the box u just plug it in 120 vac One unit can service an area of up to 3000 square feet. You need to get R2D2. our technology is used by NASA.

  10. Back in the 1930's Dr. Royal Rife determined that organisms can be killed using a resonant light frequency particular to their molecular/organic structure. He was called a "quack" and his work discounted. Nicola Tesla also knew that the secret to "everything" was energy frequencies. Not surprising that people are finding out now that these already discovered facts actually do work.

  11. The article said it disrupts the reproductive DNA. Could we put the liberals in a room with this gadget and turn it on? Might help to reduce some of the stupid.

  12. That is some difficult stuff to handle at first., Honestly/