In: COVID-19

Ready for duty: Health care robots get good prognosis for next pandemic

Robots helped hospitals confront the coronavirus pandemic. What lessons are engineers taking with them as they think about the next generation of health care robots?

New COVID-19 dashboard helps users make informed decisions regarding hospital care

The tool visualizes hospital acute care and ICU capacity and provides information on hospital transfer procedures.

Hopkins ventilator robot wins top prize at UK Robotics Week Challenge

A robotic system created by a team from Johns Hopkins University won the top prize in an international robotics challenge focused on developing solutions for the COVID-19 health crisis and future global pandemics.

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Fighting COVID-19: Using ultraviolet light to decontaminate CT scanners

In an effort to streamline medical imaging workflow, researchers at Johns Hopkins are testing the use of UV light to disinfect CT scanners within a matter of minutes—an especially important goal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hopkins-led workshop offers strategies to accelerate robot deployment in infectious disease crises

To prepare for the next pandemic and perhaps aid in the current one, the virtual workshop “The Role of Robotics in Infectious Disease Crises” was co-hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) in July.

New models can help hospitals stay ahead of COVID-19 surges

Optimization models will help hospital systems better manage critical resources if coronavirus cases spike this fall and winter.