To help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances.
At present, the cleaning process can take up to 45 minutes following the transportation of a patient suspected of having Covid-19, and with some ambulance cleaning centres also being some distance away from their base or hospitals this adds to the strain and delay on an already pressurised service as the vehicles cannot be used until a thorough clean is completed.
DASA has therefore launched a new Innovation Focus Area as part of its Open Call for Innovation seeking industry’s help to identify rapid sanitising technology solutions that can be demonstrated in a live trial on an ambulance.
Solutions must be suitable for rapid deployment to clean public sector vehicles following the transport of patients with the COVID-19 virus.
Ideally solutions will have wider applicability than just ambulances, which might include, buses, trains, and other blue light services or even in hospital wards/rooms.
Solutions which are mobile, allow ease of operation and maintenance, robust and reliable are of particular interest.
However, products which are already available on the market will not be considered.
More details can be found here.