This is something that we look forward to all year: the summer holidays. This centuries-old tradition is an opportunity to get away from the stress of our daily lives and see new places, soak your toes in the cool waters, or just set the rest of the world for a few days. But this year, the continuing threat of Covid-19 has thrown this great tradition for a loop, threatening to cancel it as a swimming pool with bad pH levels.
And this is not just wannabe-tourists who suffer from the loss of their vacation. As a result of Covid-19, 4 million people in the hospitality industry have lost their jobs. More $ 21 billion in revenue has also been lost.
The question of “Is it safe to travel this summer?” is on the minds of many, and while there is no clear answer yet, weird googly eyes, robots are there to help us when we arrive.
The recent media coverage of the Xenex Disinfection Service “LightStrike Germ-Zapping” bot-a purple-capped, semi-autonomous machine that is as large as a small child, and is designed to support hospital rooms (and now hotel rooms) with a xenon light column which emerges from its base. The UV light annihilates the germs on a molecular level.
During the cleaning tech will not make the trip completely safe this summer, the destinations are hoping to provide a little peace of mind with technology like LightStrike. The intention of clean tech is to disinfect the most intimate parts of your vacation, of the bed, you’ll sleep in, the bathroom.
How can air filtration to prevent Covid-19?
Information on Covid-19 is in constant evolution, but it is the current understanding of scientists is that the virus is spread by droplets that fall on surfaces or floating in the air. The risk of infection from these hovering droplets is decreased in environments that are opened by the flow of air, as a outside patio, but there is less opportunity for natural dispersion of these droplets in unhealthy environments like hotel rooms or in the corridors.
Two Rhode Island escapades, Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn, both operated by Ocean House Management Collectionwill start using to taking to the air purifiers by Molekule is breakfast in advance of their re-opening in June.
The technology behind the Molekule plugins is two decades in the manufacturing and works by using a process called Photo Electrochemical Oxidation (PECO) to the degradation of the pollutants — such as mould, allergens, viruses, or — on the molecular level. This allows the technology to filter particles 1 000 smaller than standard HEPA quality filters.
In addition to the wall of the plugins, the company also sells small office of air filters, and their Molekule Air Pro RX has given medical approval by the FDA for its ability to eliminate bacteria and viruses.
While the The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says air cleaning alone will not protect you of Covid-19, he can still play a role in increasing the safety of indoor environments.
How can disinfecting robots help prevent Covid-19?
In addition to the purification of the air, other hotels are turning to robots to help clean high-touch surfaces such as door handles and tables where the infectious droplets may have fallen. Xenex Disinfection Services said his “LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot,” can “provide an intense pathogen killing power” in just five minutes.
This robot is designed for the disinfection of hospitals, is making its way into hotels.
Instead of spraying potentially toxic disinfectant in a closed environment, the Germ-Zapping Robots instead, use xenon light to kill pathogens on the nanometer scale. This robot is widely used in health care settings and is also being deployed, this summer, in The Westin Houston Medical Center the hotel, which has recently bought two germ-zapping robots, according to USA Today.
How can advanced technology of disinfection to prevent Covid-19?
Even if the open spaces and the outside are relatively safer than a crowded indoor environments, this does not mean that they do not need to be disinfected as well. You can use sprays disinfectants to do this, but Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Connecticut, turned electrostatic spray disinfectant technology to get the job done.
Designed by Victory Innovationsthis technology consists of a backpack-as a disinfectant chamber and a spray hose. What makes this technology different is that it uses the electrostatic technology in the spray nozzle using the spray cling to the surfaces it is sprayed on. This approach is not only accurate, but also less waste disinfectant solution.
This electrostatic disinfectant sprayer is precise and uses less disinfectant in the whole.
Have a radiant face robot to disinfect everything from the bed to sleep on of the light switches you touch may not be the relaxing vacation you had in mind, but as the hospitality industry-and the world in general-begin to slowly transition to more social activities, these technologies will be an important part of keeping us safe.