Airport 'robot' zaps Covid with death rays

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San Antonio International Airport in Texas has opted for a germ-zapping device called a LightStrike.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Show planes landing, taxiing at airport, many people with masks in airport
2. Among airport people, we see the LightStrike machine, a worker pushes it
3. Worker parks it, light pole rises up, we see it flash 5 bright pulses of ultraviolet
4. We see the device function in hospital setting, showing how virus dies
5. Airport setting, how the remote sensing shuts device off when humans near.
6. We see the charging and discharging sequence in airport, animation of virus dying.

VOICEOVER (in English):
The coronavirus scare has prompted airports to come up with innovative gadgets designed to combat the virus.

San Antonio International Airport in Texas has opted for a germ-zapping device called a LightStrike.

The device is 1,1 meter tall and has to be pushed around by an operator to reach targeted areas.

The high-tech plug-in pushcart uses powerful bursts of ultraviolet light to kill viruses on surfaces within a 2,1 meter radius in every direction.

Most UV devices use low-intensity mercury bulbs, which means they may take longer

to kill organic material such as viruses. By contrast, LightStrike has a powerful xenon UV-C light source capable of damaging the DNA and RNA of viruses in a matter of minutes.

The light bursts are so powerful that the operator has to move away before the device starts to pulse its deadly rays.

That's why the virus zapper also has motion sensors, allowing it to switch off when it senses humans coming too close.

When plugged in, the machine stores up a charge and releases the UV light in quick, pulsating bursts.

SOURCES: Washington Post, Chicago Tribune
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/25/virus-killing-robot-airport/
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-covid-zapping-robot-built-illinois-20201124-ugov4lz4jfg45kb6gpiapuamiq-story.html