Robotic cleaning of Hotel Beds
This article was published on : May 24, 2019
A recent report about an innovative Bot that could cleanse the bacteria from the hotel room is highly interesting.
It is true that we spend time in sanitizing hands, floors, bathrooms… to extensively annul the bacteria. CleanseBot is a portable robotic hotel room cleaner that’s now in production following a crowdsourcing campaign that raised nearly $1.5 million — clearly there’s a lot of germaphobes out there, reports CNN.
co-creator Tom Yang says that he came up with the idea during a vacation with his wife in 2017. Yang and his wife, Cecilia Hsu arrived in a top hotel, ready to enjoy their vacation and were shocked to discover the bed was messy and the room had been left in, what they call, “unsanitary conditions.”
The couple did some research on the topic, pinpointing a 2012 study from the University of Houston in which researchers tested 19 surfaces in hotel rooms for bacteria. It revealed that hotel room light switches had an average of 112.7 colony-forming units of bacteria per cubic centimeter.
It is then along with a team of engineers and designers, the couple created a robotic cleaning device designed especially for travel, dubbed CleanseBot.
CleanseBot is designed to glide over and between the bedsheets of the hotel room, apparently eradicating bacteria in its wake. CleanseBot doesn’t suck up debris but instead uses ultraviolet light in what’s called the C-spectrum, a wavelength at which light has disinfectant properties and that is often used in hospitals.
It uses four UV-C lamps to inactivate and kill bacteria, germs, and dust mites. It’s compact — weighing only 320 grams (0.7 pounds) — and comes with a portable charger. It’s designed to be easy to pack in a carry-on case. It takes four hours to charge, and it’ll last for three hours when fully juiced. It can go remotely under the blankets and sanitize sheets, but then you can pick it up in Handheld Mode and hold it over literally any surface, toy, item, anything you want to disinfect.