Following the second spike of the corona virus pandemic in Egypt, a human-like robot that has the ability to test patients for corona virus and tell them off for not putting on a face mask is currently undergoing trials in the North African country. The robot is currently in a private hospital in Egypt for the trials as the country looks for effective measures towards curbing the spread of the virus.
Dubbed ‘’Cira-03,’’ the robot can take the temperature of COVID-19 patients and equally perform blood tests. With features ranging from human like face and robotic arms, the mechanical nurse built by an Egyptian inventor is also capable of performing echocardiograms, X-rays, and display of test results to patients in a chest-installed screen.
In a bid to avoid patients being scared away by it, the inventor, Mahmoud El Komy, stated that the robot was designed to look as real as possible. The robot tests patients by cupping their chin and extending its arm into their mouth with a swab. Further, the inventor noted that Cira-03 will help limit people’s exposure to the virus and prevent its transmission.
I tried to make the robot seem more human so that the patient doesn’t fear it. So they don’t feel like a box is walking in on them. There has been a positive response from patients. They saw the robot and weren’t afraid. On the contrary, there is more trust in this because the robot is more precise than humans
Mahmoud El Komy
Controlled by a remote, the robot scuffles around the hospital on wheels. Currently, Egypt has recorded 113,027 cases of the virus and has seen 6,548 persons loose their lives to it.
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