U.S. Government leaning more on robotics, including UVC technology
According to a recent article, the U.S. Government is leaning more toward robotics technologies, after officials from the Air Force and other services have expressed intent to further robotics use in the coming years. However, that trend likely isn't limited to the military.
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) is one of many VA hospitals throughout the U.S. that are turning to robotics technologies, including UVC disinfection systems, to ensure a clean health care environment.
“When we have cleaned areas of our facilities, we’ve introduced different chemical agents into the environment,” Kelvin Spencer, an EMS environmental care specialist, said. “While these are safe and approved, by using the (UVC) robot, we’re eliminating these, providing an additional level of safety for our Veterans.”
GCVHCS acquired four of the Tru-D robots. Two are for use at the Biloxi VA Medical Center. One is for use at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, Florida, and one is for use in the Eglin and Panama City Beach Community-based outpatient clinics.
The GCVHCS headquarters is in Biloxi, Mississippi. It provides medical outpatient services to more than 70,000 Veterans along the Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.