The new coronavirus is capable of surviving on surfaces with less humid environments like commercial airplanes, for up to 28 days
Dimer UVC Innovations, a provider of ultraviolet-C light disinfection systems, has developed a new airplane sanitising robot GermFalcon to prevent the spread of recently discovered coronavirus epidemic.
Amid recent outbreak of coronavirus infections, originated in Wuhan, China, Dimer’s advanced robotic sanitisation service is being offered to airlines at select US airports, at free of cost.
The company said that the new coronavirus is capable of surviving on surfaces with less humid environments like commercial airplanes, for up to 28 days.
Also, the federal agencies are mandating major US airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), to implement enhanced health screenings of passengers arriving from Wuhan, China.
GermFalcon has been designed to use ultraviolet-C (UVC) light
Dimer said that its new GermFalcon uses ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to kill viruses, bacteria, and superbugs on surfaces and in the surrounding air, and improve airplane hygiene.
Besides, its GermFalcon has been designed to easily navigate an airplane cabin and the well placed UVC lamps of the device would expose all the surfaces to germicidal UVC light.
UVC light is commonly used for disinfection of air, water, and surfaces in healthcare facilities, and is said to eliminate germs that cause infectious diseases, including coronavirus, influenza, and Ebola.
Dimer said that its GermFalcon marks the first UVC system designed to disinfect interior surfaces of aircraft between the flights.
Dimer co-founder Elliot Kreitenberg said: “The threat of coronavirus infecting innocent passengers on an airplane is one we must work to eliminate immediately.
“This is a dangerous virus that has already taken lives. GermFalcon is a fast and effective response to this threat, and we are pleased to offer it at no expense to contribute to emergency response efforts at LAX, SFO, and JFK airports during this crisis.”