Nightingale is a unique and pioneering germicidal disinfection unit designed to provide a thorough clean and safer environment for hospitals, aged care facilities, hotels, workplaces and warehouses. The robotic is manufactured using the latest innovative technology available, in direct response for the need for more efficient and reliable disinfectant methods. 

While traditional means of manual disinfection is known to miss 50% of all surface areas, the innovative technology of Nightingale leaves no residue on surfaces. Here is all you need to know about Nightingale, the innovative germicidal disinfection unit.

How does Nightingale work?

The Nightingale unit maps out a room and proceeds to disinfect the area in the most efficient way possible. Utilizing Lidar map technology to plan its map, the robotic ensures 99.9% destruction of viruses and pathogens. For example, an average office space can be completely disinfected in a matter of minutes. 

Nightingale is equipped with six low pressure Ultraviolet lamps mounted on its robotic base, 360-degree camera with AI algorithm for human detection and a hazard warning light. In the same way that Ultraviolet light is dangerous to viruses and bacteria it can also be harmful to humans, consequently, Nightingale is installed with human detection algorithms to ensure the system initiates a shutdown on detection of a human during its disinfection cycles.

Disinfection through ultraviolet light

Traditional cleaning methods are labor intensive and typically require chemicals, whereas the innovative technology found in Nightingale utilizes ultraviolet light. This method leaves no residue on the surfaces it disinfects and will complete the process within minutes. 

Ultraviolet light has been employed in the health sector for disinfection of operating theatres for many years; it has also been used globally for water purification. The same technology is now being utilised on this specialised robotic germicidal disinfection unit. 

How does ultraviolet light kill viruses?

DNA, RNA and proteins of micro-organisms absorb the ultraviolet light that Nightingale uses, which the light then disrupts their replication process, leading to their inactivation.

The range of ultraviolet light Nightingale uses (254nm) is proven to effectively kill all known viruses, pathogens and bacteria. To date there is no known pathogen or bacteria that is resilient to the ultraviolet light Nightingale uses. It is effective against Influenza A, MERS, Covid-19, SARS and many more known viruses. 

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