Augmented Reality Disposal
HOW IT WORKS?
Our platform has two components: Mobile with AR and a Heating Device with intelligence connected to the Internet (Internet of Things). A cloud platform tracks the use of the unit, manages waste disposal events, and employs artificial intelligence to analyze data to safely control and automate the process of biohazard waste management. Now the biohazard and medican waste can be taken care of directly at a Dr’s office, ER, Pharmacy, Hospital or clinic, and done immediately and anytime.
Our platform and heating devices implement an environmentally friendly method that safely destroys sharps and reds, in a contactless or with minimum to no contact fashion. We achieve this by incorporating Augmented Reality interfaces to the process, and allowing control of a heating unit remotely.
Therefore, Biohazard waste management meets the metaverse with augmented reality interfaces & IOT – Internet of Things.
It is well known that hazardous materials can be highly contaminant and dangerous to handle by healthcare workers. Therefore, Augmented Reality (AR) tools are of great help to those workers in contact with needles, swabs, and any biohazard waste in a daily basis. Our technology allows biohazard and medical waste management to be safe, and completely controllable from a mobile phone, a tablet, or any “AR” Google solution.
Our solution includes a mobile application with “Augmented Reality” that interacts with our heating device with the biohazard materials being disposed. The heating devices heats a metal container for over 2.5 hrs at 400F. A health worker can then visualize the status of such process by pointing a mobile phone to the heating device that will overlay an augmented reality interface to the biohazard disposal procedure.
Therefore, once the 2.5hrs are completed the resulting heated block can be manipulated and thrown away, as all viruses, bacteria and others were eliminated.
Usually, we think that Augmented Reality (AR) is a tool only used to assist in teaching & learning by overlaying menus, labels, etc to enhance any learning experience, but rarely we see that AR is very helpful for control of other user interfaces, specially in the medical sector. In a way, our innovative technology brings the metaverse to reality and viceversa.
AR BIOTECH is a perfect fit for the metaverse and biohazard waste management
Our platform is a great use case whereby “Augmented Reality” is employed to control a potentially dangerous process, which is disposing of biohazards and medical waste materials.
The AR tool can also overlay temperate heat maps, animations, controls, time, reports, and updates from all sensors to handle this process safely.
The CDC proposes several types of decontamination processes, but the one that caught my interest is “Moist Heat,” which basically consist in raising the temperature to 60″ at 80% humidity and that will be sufficient to kill H1N1 and other viruses like COVID-19.
Moist heat, consisting of 60°C and 80% RH caused minimal degradation in the filtration and fit performance of the tested FFRs [3, 9, 10]. Heimbuch et al. disinfected FFRs contaminated with H1N1 using moist heat, of 65°C and 85% RH, and achieved a minimal of 99.99% reduction in virus . One limitation of the moist heat method is the uncertainty of the disinfection efficacy for various pathogens.
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