debayan-sahaDebayan Saha's ('12) company PerSapien invents UV robot to disinfect hospitals

The Times of India (April 2, 2020)

Covid-19: IIT, AIIMS alumni invents UV robot to disinfect hospitals

NEW DELHI: As a preventive measure against new coronavirus, a duo from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has developed a device titled 'Minus Corona UV Bot' to disinfect hospitals.

According to Debayan Saha ('12) and Shashi Ranjan, their company PerSapien has developed the device which is an ultraviolet light (UV C-254nm) based robot that will enable sterilization of hospital corridors, wards, Intensive Care Unit (ICUs) and patient rooms without exposing anybody to the contaminated environment.

It comprises a UV-C lamp mounted on a wheeled robotic platform that is operated (front-back, left-right) with a remote control which is also equipped with a camera that gives the perspective from the driver's seat onto a digital screen to remotely control the UV robot and avoid any obstacles. (Read More)