Robot On The Move
Just heard from the folks at Xenex that their robot was overnighted to Langley Air Force Base to help with their Ebola preparedness. (As we all know, members of the armed forces who help those with Ebola in areas of Africa will now be placed in mandatory 21-day quarantine when they return to the States.)
"The Xenex robot at Langley will primarily be deployed for the disinfection of patient treatment areas including; in-patient rooms, operating rooms, isolation rooms, intensive care units, and common use areas. In addition, the Xenex robot is available to provide decontamination in response to a natural or intentional biological event," the spokeswoman told me. "Xenex supports the 633 MDG's medical readiness mission and provides an effective countermeasure to can mitigate the risk of diseases such as Ebola from spreading. Xenex robots can be used to disinfect all areas where an infected patient will be transported or treated (aircraft, ambulance, ambuses, hospitals, PPE)."