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Auto throat swab robots to be introduced for COVID-19 tests
Published on: 2022-04-02
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Automatic throat swab robots have been launched in China to collect samples in COVID-19 testing, with reasonable sampling accuracy and efficiency. The developers said that they have gotten inquiries from several Chinese cities such as Omicron-hit Shanghai, and the robots could replace humans in this process in the future.
 

Jointly developed by the Advanced Mechanism and Roboticized Equipment Lab at Tsinghua University and engineers from Tsingke+ Research Institute, the robots were designed to ease the burden of medical workers in mass COVID-19 nucleic acid testing.
 

Developers said they are improving the throat swab robots based on feedback from the experiment and testing phases and will hand them over to the local authority in charge of pandemic control in Yantai Economic & Technological Development Area in East China's Shandong Province by the end of this weekend.
 

According to the researchers at Tsinghua University, it currently takes the robot 42 seconds to finish the sampling process for one person.
 

"Early experiments on volunteers proved the accuracy of the mechanical arm's automatic sampling, which showed no significant difference compared with manual sampling," said the researchers.
 

Developers said they will continue to speed up the robots' sampling efficiency, add testing and analyzing functions, and lower the costs, in order to prepare for the possible replacement of human operators in nucleic acid testing at sites including hospitals, communities, schools and traffic hubs including airports, harbors and train stations.
 

有效率100%的咽拭子采样机器人面世

为保护采样人员、节省人力,清华大学现代机构学与机器人化装备实验室与烟台清科嘉机器人联合研究院有限公司联合研发了咽拭子采样机器人,面向大规模全员核酸检测中的10合1、20合1等混采检测,替代医护人员完成咽拭子采样、样品保存液回收、病毒消杀等功能,采样效率高达42秒/人次,采样有效率100%,为科学有效应对新冠肺炎疫情传播风险提供有力保障。
 

将一次性咬口器安装到咽拭子采样机器人箱体的指定位置后,采样者扫描个人二维码完成身份信息登记,并根据提示将嘴对准咬口器,按下“开始”按钮。
 

接下来,机器人会准确找到咽拭子采样部位,采集、收样、封装、保存、消杀,这套“自助式”核酸采样仅用时42秒就完成了。

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