Robot Helps Hospital Kill Germs

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Infection and the spread of disease are serious risks in a hospital, but a robot is helping one medical facility in Virginia keep rooms clean.

The D-Infector robot, which roams around a Martinsville, Virginia hospital, cleans after regular cleaning protocols, leaving no room for human error.

It uses UVC light to clean, which means anything the light hits will be cleaned.

The robot can also be used outside the hospital.

"If something is happening in a local municipal or a school type environment, the hospital has the right to call upon this service and go out into the community," said Lylburn Ollie, a business partner.

Hospital leaders said that this type of technology usually costs too much for a small community. However, the creators of the cleaning robot said they are working on a way to make it more affordable.

Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health System

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