02 May 2022
Cold plasma. Contactless disinfection of surfaces
Beitrag auf der Internetseite MEDICA Magazine (https://www.medica-tradefair.com/)
Interview with Dr. Kristina Lachmann, Group Manager of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processes and Group Manager of Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST
One of the most time-consuming tasks in hospitals is the manual cleaning and disinfection of high touch points and surfaces such as door handles, buttons, and switches. These are areas where microorganisms are spread by direct skin contact. The "MobDi - Mobile Disinfection" research project is developing a robot that automatically cleans and disinfects these areas. It will use cold plasma as one of its tools. In this MEDICA-tradefair.com interview, Dr. Kristina Lachmann explains how atmospheric pressure plasmas are generated and used for disinfection purposes and reveals how a robot can use the technology to facilitate cleaning and disinfection - not only in hospitals but in all high traffic areas.