Robotic nurses to look after sufferers at Nattika COVID-19 centre
College students of Thrissur Engineering School deploy machine at State’s greatest CFLTC
Robotic nurses will attend to COVID-19 sufferers on the COVID First Line Remedy Centre (CFLTC), Nattika, the largest such centre within the State with 1,400 beds.
The Authorities Engineering School, Thrissur, has deployed six robotic nurses on the centre. The faculty has additionally developed an e-bike for meals distribution and a affected person administration software program for the centre.
A staff of younger engineers, Sourav P.S. , Aswin Kumar Ok., Tony C .Abraham, Ajay Aravind, and Sidharth V. developed the robotic. Whereas Muhammad Arif O.S.; Evin Wilson; Glinz George ,and Pranav Balachandran developed the e-bike, Kowsik Nandagopan, Irshad P.I., and Arun Jishnu are the mind behind the affected person administration software program. Dr. Ajay James, Assistant Professor, is their mentor.
The identical staff has developed “Sanitizer Kunjappan”, a robotic for sanitisation; aerosol field and WISK for amassing samples from individuals for COVID-19 exams. The challenge is funded by NABARD beneath the Rural Infrastructure Promotion Fund (RIPF) and applied beneath the management of Dr. Satheeshan T.V., District Programme Supervisor, Arogyakeralam, Thrissur.
“The automated robotic nurse is an implementation of the commercial line follower robotic. This robotic is able to taking well being values like temperature, stress and oxygen ranges of sufferers. Such robots with automated controls and minimal human help can cowl numerous sufferers in a single stretch. The robotic can work in three shifts to observe sufferers. It may possibly cowl about 250 sufferers in a shift. The docs can talk with sufferers utilizing the telemedicine characteristic applied in it,” defined Dr. Ajay James.
The robotic can’t solely cut back the workload of the medical workers in monitoring the sufferers however can even examine the probabilities of an infection. It may possibly examine whether or not a affected person is energetic in a mattress or not. The robots can even work together with sufferers and their wants will be communicated with the management centre. The affected person standing, values, and particulars will be transferred to the management centre. The robots are deployed in every part with 200 beds.
The e-bike is a manned automobile, which is ready to carry meals and different supplies contained in the COVID-19 centre. About 100 kg will be carried at a single stretch, which empowers the CFLTC in environment friendly distribution of meals within the minimal time. As it’s an electrical bike, it doesn’t have issues reminiscent of air pollution and noise disturbances.
A affected person administration software program developed for making mattress allocation and affected person administration environment friendly can also be deployed within the CFLTC. It has options reminiscent of a pictorial format of beds, sufferers’ register and communication channel for information switch between the management centre and nursing stations.