UV Partners, a company based in Livonia, Michigan, is releasing an interesting ultraviolet disinfection device for use around clinical environments. UV disinfection is nothing new, but usually involves large devices that irradiate entire rooms. The UV Angel is designed to kill microbes on specific commonly used surfaces such as medical monitors with touchscreen displays, desktop surfaces, telephones, and any other areas and devices that can serve as transmission spots for disease. Importantly, the disinfection happens without anyone having to do anything.
The device simply sits over the target area and monitors for movement and heat using infrared sensors. Once it detects potential pathogens on the surface and that there’s no human hands over the target, it initiates a cleaning sequence, illuminating the area with UV-C light. A light on top of the UV Angel displays the status of the area below, green for clean, red for dirty, and blue when disinfection is in progress.
While it is a set-and-forget kind of device, the UV Angel has communication capabilities to share its usage data, so clinics can quickly see how often disinfection happens, what are the hot spots, and which devices get the most usage.
Product page: UV Angel…