Germ-killing robots hospital’s newest tool
DeKALB – The housekeeping department at Kishwaukee Hospital has a new weapon in the battle against superbugs – a pair of futuristic germ-zapping robots.
Staff has been training on the TRU-D room disinfecting units since they arrived in August, and they should be in regular use this month, said Vince Landeros, director of environmental services at the hospital.
The robots are a little more than 5-feet tall. Long light tubes are arranged in a narrow circle beneath a black dome; when activated, the tubes emit bright ultraviolet light that kills pathogens or prevents them from reproducing. The robots don’t replace traditional cleaning methods, Landeros said, but they offer an extra safeguard against difficult-to-kill germs or those hiding in hard-to-reach places.
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