The UVD robot from Odense, Denmark, makes itself noticed as a great design achievement. The Danish UV disinfection robot from the service robot manufacturer, Blue Ocean Robotics, won over the 98-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world.
For 67 years, the iF Design Award has been recognizing the worlds’ most prominent product designs with participants from over 60 countries, and they are now showcasing a Danish product among the 10,000 nominees. In this case, it is all about the third generation disinfection robot by UVD Robots, being recognized as the leading light in disinfection technology, with a worldwide market share of 75%.
UVD Robots uses UV-C light to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces
The robot drives automatically inside buildings and uses UV-C light which neutralizes 99.99% of bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in the air within 1o minutes. The light destroys DNA and RNA-structures in microorganisms, including coronavirus, which mitigates the spreading of diseases. The UVD Robot is originally designed to mitigate hospital acquired infections in general, but during the pandemic it has also been used at nursing homes, hospitals, schools, airports, airlines, hotels, shopping malls, the food industry, and the pharmaceutical industry in over 60 countries, including the US. UVD Robots is a robot technology which Blue Ocean Robotics was the first in the world to develop in close collaboration with multiple Danish hospitals. Since then, both the design, user interface, electronics, and functionality have been further developed and refined. In terms of design, the roaming robot is formed in a very compact and sleek design with rounded corners, which makes it able to navigate in tight areas.
“In Denmark the disinfection robots are used especially at hospitals, schools, and shopping malls. The global interest in the Danish designed UVD Robots, which was originally developed for general mitigation of hospital acquired infections, has seen an extreme growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a strong tradition for great and innovative design in Denmark and we are experiencing that the design and user experience of our product is an essential factor in order for our customers to prefer our technology”, says Claus Risager, CEO at Blue Ocean Robotics.
About UVD Robots
UVD Robots is a Danish company established in Odense, Denmark, following a successful co-development project between Odense University Hospital and Blue Ocean Robotics resulting in the unique UV-Disinfection Robot. The UVD Robots provide efficient and automated disinfection solutions for hospitals and life science customers. Application of UVD Robots in hospitals patient and operating rooms save patients’ lives by reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) and operational costs for hospitals. The UVD Robot has been clinically tested and verified at Odense University Hospital and by independent microbiological laboratories.
About Blue Ocean Robotics
Blue Ocean Robotics develops, produces and sells professional service robots primarily in healthcare, hospitality, construction, and agriculture. The portfolio of robots includes the brands; UVD Robots, a mobile robot for disinfection; GoBe Robots, a mobile telepresence robot for communication social inclusion and CO2 climate improvements; and PTR Robots a mobile robot for safe patient handling and rehabilitation. Blue Ocean Robotics develops the robots from problem and idea all the way to scale up. While each robot is known in the market by its own unique brand name, all robots in the portfolio are developed, produced and commercialized by reusing generic technology- and business components. Blue Ocean Robotics is the world’s first Robot Venture Factory.
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