In South Korea researchers have developed a remote sampling technology to help medical personal detect if a patient has COVID-19 (coronavirus) without getting affected.
While the robot is still in the trial phase of development, researchers say, that medical personal will be able to operate the robot using a master device while watching a monitor from a separate room to check a patient’s nostril as directed by an operator to collect a sample to see if the patient has coronavirus.
The robot has sensors that allow it to adjust the strength of the swab. After researchers add artificial intelligence technology to the robot it will automatically be able to insert the swab into the nostril for the sample.
Following the completion of clinical trials, the robot will be deployed to front-line medical facilities across South Korea.