How One Tech Wiz Made A Robot To Assist With COVID Care In Egypt
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How One Tech Wiz Made A Robot To Assist With COVID Care In Egypt

COVID care is still a very precarious subject. But one man in Egypt is looking to the future with his approach.

The Global Times of China reports that Mahmoud el-Koumi — a mechanical engineer at the Roboto Academy, located in the Tanta city in northern Egypt — has created a robot called Cira 02, a robot invented for the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection and post-infection medical care.

The robot is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that can test the subject for infection simply by “looking” at him or her.

“Before starting its mission, the robot receives training to improve its AI. The training is done by a specialist doctor, the AI in this training acts like a human doctor,” el-Koumi explained to Reuters.

This sort of development has really helped in the advancement of COVID care, especially given the precarious nature of infection and transmission in the healthcare community.

Cira 02, however, goes above and beyond COVID care. Rather, it also offers the opportunity to diagnose other diseases, as well.

“This robot is specially designed to help the medical staff during Covid-19 times. It is a medical robot capable of multi-tasks, it can deal with patients in their beds, chest scans, fever screening, and face mask detection,” said el-Koumi. “This robot is specially designed to help the medical staff during Covid-19 times. It is a medical robot capable of multi-tasks, it can deal with patients in their beds, chest scans, fever screening, and face mask detection.”

The development of this revolution in COVID care comes hot on the heels of the news that Egypt has more than 200,000 COVID cases as of this writing. However, Egypt also has a proverbial leg up from the rest of the world, as they were one of the first to roll out a nationwide vaccine program with the help of China and Russia.