Germ-killing robots disinfect hospital hotel
Previously, the use of these high-tech robots has only been in healthcare facilities. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports.
HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC/NBC News) — The Westin hotel in Houston’s Texas Medical Center is now using two Lightstrike germ-killing robots to sanitize and disinfect rooms.
Previously, the use of these high-tech robots has only been in healthcare facilities.
Dr. Sarah Simmons, Director of Science at Xenex Disinfection, says while chemical disinfection has always been the gold standard, this technology is a game-changer at killing every germ the light touches.
“This is not to say humans do a bad job cleaning, but sometimes we miss things. Sometimes we don’t hit one extra spot on a table and that can be the spot where a bacteria or a virus can be so this is an extra layer of protection for guests,” Simmons says.
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