The global pandemic was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan China and it has turned 2020 into a nightmare across the globe.

People’s lives have been rattled with new daily routines involving wearing masks and not shaking hands. Washing hands many times a day has also become the new normal. 

From the onset, everyone knew that the containment measures put were always going to be a challenge in highly populated areas such as learning institutions, airports, hospitals and restaurants. This necessitated institutions to consider automation for disinfection purposes in these areas. What better way to do it than to incorporate UV-C lighting? 

What is so unique about UV-C lighting?

Hospitals have used UV-C lighting to kill viruses and bacteria for decades. Research also shows that the approach was instrumental in fighting other infections in the past, including Ebola virus, MERS and SARS. Put against manual process, UV-C lighting presents an easier, more effective and faster option. 

What makes it even more interesting is the chemical-free characteristic. No chemicals are needed in the process. Simply disinfect the area with the special lighting and use it immediately after. 

In a recent guidance on the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that airborne particles can bear coronavirus, confirming the fears of many people. 

During these troubling times, UV-C lighting technology can make rooms safer and reduce the risk of infection-if used correctly. For its capability to disinfect air, surfaces and objects, ZENZOE is suitable machine present situation. ZENZOE radiates precise UV-C dose to inactivate several types of bacteria, viruses and fungi that may remain in the air and on the surfaces after the human cleaning process. That is why it is the best solution against the spread of COVID-19. This link describes the disinfection process in detail. 

Robotic UV-C Lighting 

UV-C lighting on a mobile robot is ideal for fighting virus and other disease causing elements in public areas and hospital spaces. Automated disinfection with UV-C enhances health and safety, hence supporting the fight against the global pandemic. 

As the robot moves across the space, it disinfects air, surfaces and objects. Its reach of vertical and horizontal surfaces is impressive. Users enjoy autonomous and more efficient disinfection. 

A mobile robot with UV-C lighting installation provides the highest value to your business operations in the times of COVID-19 pandemic situation, and, as well as improve the employee engagement and your brand value with a protected space.

ASTI Mobile Robotics partnered with BOOS Technical Lighting to provide a cutting-edge technology to autonomously fight pathogens. ZENZOE was born. This machine has already found applications in industries, hospitals and commercial facilities. 

It is a timely machine considering that employees in most restaurants and hospitals had to manually clean and disinfect areas. During these times, this is extremely risky practice as it could expose them to the dangerous virus. Furthermore, studies reveal that high-touch areas rarely get properly cleaned. That is why some facilities are resorting to deploying mobile robots for disinfection. 

Easy to Use

After a room or space has been cleaned normally and wiped down, a trained operator sets ZENZOE robot into action. The mobile robot is tasked with zapping any viruses, fungi and germs left behind. 

ZENZOE enters the space and starts moving around as it flashes powerful UV-C lighting across. Using the patented and exclusive ZENZOE Simulator Software ® technology, this machine optimizes the disinfection process. The software automatically calculates the disinfection cycle with the required amount of radiation. Within a short time, ZENZOE is done with its disinfection process.

Performance traceability on a 24/7 basis is also possible, thanks to connectivity through Wi-Fi or 4G. Connectivity also promotes higher staff productivity and minimized costs through real time reporting and remote monitoring respectively. 

Other features that add to ease of use are SLAM/free navigation, fast-disinfection time and superfast charging. 

ZENZOE Manual and Robot

The makers of ZENZOE realize that the disinfection user requirements differ, that’s why they made two versions: manual and robot. There are three manual options in ZENZOE Easy, Pro, and Plus. We can call the range ZENZOE Family. 

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ZENZOE Disinfection Solutions – Manual and Robot Versions

Use ZENZOE robot for disinfection for great advantages over other cleaning systems. Its inactivation of microorganisms is faster and more efficient. The device can operate smoothly autonomously. Alternatively, you can use the manual version if you have space and initial investment restrictions. 

Case Project

ZENZOE mobile robot was instrumental in the return to normal operations at the IE Business students in times of COVID-19. IE Business School is a worldwide world-renowned business school committed to protect the health of students, professors, and staff and guarantee academic activity. The technology is central to the fight against coronavirus in the institution, as it disinfects three buildings that belong to the Madrid-based school. Three ZENZOE Robots have been deployed to provide autonomous and efficient disinfection based on UV-C lighting. The robots disinfect the inside of the buildings every night to ensure a safe environment for the next morning. The trio of robots takes 5 hours and 30 minutes to cover 11 floors in 3 buildings. 

Conclusion 

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc globally, organizations and businesses are looking for the most effective strategies to respond. As seen in the IE Business School case, ZENZOE is a brilliant innovation for health challenges such as COVID-19. The product is recommended for disinfecting medium to large sized facilities. Protect your space with a mobile robot by ASTI Mobile Robotics and BOOS Technical Lighting and enjoy lower impact on employee workflow, higher disinfection efficiency, lower total cost of operations, and immediate access to your facility after the disinfection process.