The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) has mobilized four new solutions by Filipino researchers that will help mitigate and combat the COVID-19.

GO-CLEAN Disinfection Chamber

Mobile disinfection and anti-COVID system in Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. Photo courtesy of Usher Technologies, Inc.

Developed by USHER Technologies Inc., it is a mobile disinfection chamber that can be installed at establishment entrances. It uses an electrolyzed saline solution or Anolyte, a lethal disinfectant for bacteria and viruses but safe for people and the environment.

Tracing for Allocation of Medical Supplies (TrAMS+)

An online need and distribution tracker for Philippine medical supplies. Screenshot from the TrAMS+ site.

TrAMS+ is an online geographic tracker system developed by UP Diliman for health facilities’ medical resources. The system relies on crowdsourced and volunteered information, designed as a tool for an effective response in the distribution of the much-needed medical resources.

LISA Robot: Logistic Indoor Service Assistant Telepresence Robot

Photo courtesy of University of Santo Tomas Hospital Department of Medical Education and Research.

LISA robot is a remote-controlled wheeled device that offers virtual communication between medical personnel and COVID+ patients through a computer, tablet, or smartphone with wireless Internet connectivity.

Anthony Bautista from the University of Santo Tomas developed the robot, which can be controlled over Wi-Fi or a handheld transmitter. It can navigate using a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensor.

Project RAMDAM or Resource Allocation Management, Distribution, and Monitoring

Project RAMDAM. Screenshot from the official Facebook page.

Geographic Innovations for Development Solutions, Inc. (GrIDS) developed Project RAMDAM, a mobile app and web portal serving as a platform for residents and LGUs to share accurate information regarding relief packs and cash assistance distribution.


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