ITI Cuttack Develops Sample Collection Kiosk and Robots to fight COVID-19Ability India
Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Cuttack has developed a mobile sample collection kiosk to test patients showing symptoms of coronavirus. The kiosk, a mobile cubical cabin with a sealed glass front, has extended gloves attached in the front, through which a health worker standing inside can collect samples. The entire structure is supported with four wheels at the base for its mobility.
“Swab can be collected without direct exposure and contact. After swab collection, the gloves can be sanitised from outside. Besides, the kiosk will reduce the need for more PPE kits and we will be able to test more in less time,” said Principal HK Mohanty.
ITI Cuttack also developped two Robots in association with SakRobotix, that can fight COVID-19. The robots can be used in the healthcare system and help reducing risk for health professionals attending COVID-19 patients. Out of the two Robots, the COBOT (Corona Combat Robot) can be used to provide Food, Medicine and other accessories to the patients, with its humanoid structure , free mobility on wheels and 20 kg carrying capacity. The second robot (NIGABOT) is a telepresence robot, that can be used for surveillance and tele-consultation
“It will reduce the health risks to Nurses and attendants. The robots can also be controlled by using communication protocols. Sakhyasigh Mohapatra, founder of SakRobotix said, With large number of Doctors and health care service providers getting infected with COVID-19, the Robot can be very useful in hospitals.