February 28, 2024

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) deployed four new technologies developed by Filipino researchers to help in the fight against the Covid-19.

Among the local technologies that provide frontliners with better ways to deal with the pandemic and help save lives is the Go-Clean Disinfection Chamber created by Usher Technologies, Inc., a DOST-PCIEERD and Mapua University spin-off company.

It is a mobile disinfection chamber that sanitizes a person entering the enclosure.

It can be installed at the entrance of hospitals and other establishments, and it provides sanitation through misting of electrolyzed saline solution or Anolyte that takes up only to five to 10 seconds per person.

Anolyte is a lethal disinfectant for bacteria and viruses but is very safe for people and the environment. It has been well known to scientists since the early 1900s and is produced through a process of electrolysis using only brine solution and tap water.

Another technology is Tracing for Allocation of Medical Supplies (TrAMS+), which was developed in partnership with UP Diliman.

TrAMS+ is an online geographic system developed for tracking information regarding health facilities’ medical resources.

LISA Robot or Logistic Indoor Service Assistant Telepresence Robot, developed by Asst. Prof. Anthony James C. Bautista, from the University of Santo Tomas, is a remote-controlled wheeled device that offers virtual communication between medical personnel and Covid-19 positive patients by means of a computer, tablet or smartphone with wireless Internet connectivity. Also, it has a box that holds the medicines for patients.

Project Resource Allocation Management, Distribution, and Monitoring (Ramdam), which was developed by Geographic Innovations for Development Solutions, Inc. in partnership with DOST, is a Covid-19 initiative composed of a mobile app and a web portal that could serve as a platform for residents and LGUs to share accurate information regarding relief packs and cash assistance distribution. – Press release