Visakhapatnam: The diesel loco shed of Waltair division in the Bhubaneswar-headquartered East Coast Railway (ECoR) has fabricated a robot to assist hospital staff to serve COVID-19 patients.
With the help of this robot, the doctors, nurses and other medical staff will be able to stay away from the risk of contracting novel coronavirus infection.
Named as MeD ROBO, it is operated through a unique mobile app developed as part of the innovation, supported by the Wi-Fi facility.
Apart from the basic features it has provided earlier, the loco shed team upgraded the Med Robo with new features such as
Two-way speaking facility with WiFi camera for communication between patient and doctor/nursing staff and can be monitored from any mobile or desktop.
It has UVC lamps with remote-controlled switch for corridor sanitisation, sensor-based hand sanitiser and thermal scanner for human body temperature reading.
The MeD ROBO features also include remote control drive unit for movement in all directions by monitoring physically or from mobile or desktop and device for communication between patient and doctor/nursing staff.
This unit was modified at locoshed here under the guidance of Chetan Kumar Shrivastava, Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair and supervision of Santosh Kumar Patro, Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Diesel).
The additional facilities will enhance the serving capabilities and more interactive interface with the patients, said A.K. Tripathi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager.