Corona Virus Medical Robot In Trials In SL Hospital


Atlas Axillia of Hemas group made a medical robot to work in the hospital to cure Covid 19 infected patients in Sri Lanka. The robot is currently undergoing trials in the hospital of Homagama. 

“This robot can deliver food to patients and will reduce contact of medical personnel,” the Head of Sri Lanka’s Health Service Anil Jasinghe told reporters earlier in the week. The company said it plans to make the technology of this prototype available for select individuals or organizations that wish to produce more units to fight the pandemic. “We humbly share this invention to further the national cause to effectively combat COVID-19,” Asitha Samaraweera, Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Axillia said. “We are gifting the prototype to the Homagama Hospital, as it is a designated facility to treat COVID-19 patients exclusively.” Atlas said the AGV can carry food and medicine to patients and also do basic medical check ups like taking the temperature. “It also enables doctors to monitor patients remotely, while having conversations with them through the cameras mounted on it,” the company said. “In addition to this, the AGV can charge itself using a wireless charging port, further reducing its physical proximity to healthcare workers. “The use of the AGV will automate patient monitoring, thereby enabling healthcare workers to apply their expertise in managing the crisis more efficiently and to stay safe while saving lives.” Axillia quoted Indika Jagoda, the Regional Director of Health Services, Colombo lauded the launch of the prototype AGV. “It is truly remarkable that a Sri Lankan company has developed a home grown robotic medical assistant. “The advancement of technological development is vital in the fight against this pandemic,” as saying.

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