Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for COVID-19

Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for COVID-19
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Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to limit the human exposure to the virus is seen next to a healthcare worker in a corridor of the hospital, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt, November 18, 2020. (Reuters)
Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for COVID-19
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Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to limit the human exposure to the virus is seen in a corridor of the hospital, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt, November 18, 2020. (Reuters)
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Mahmoud El Komy, a 26-year-old Egyptian mechatronics engineer, stands beside Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, to limit the human exposure to the virus, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt, November 18, 2020. (Reuters)
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Mahmoud El Komy, a 26-year-old Egyptian mechatronics engineer, stands beside Cira 3, a remote-controlled robot that runs tests on suspected coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, to limit the human exposure to the virus, amid a second wave of infections in Tanta, Egypt, November 18, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 25 November 2020

Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for COVID-19

Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for COVID-19
  • Cira-03 tests a patient for COVID-19 by cupping their chin and then extending an arm with a swab into their mouth
  • The creation can also take blood tests, perform echocardiograms and X-rays

TANTA: With Egypt facing a second coronavirus wave, an inventor is trialing a remote-control robot which can test for COVID-19, take the temperature of patients, and warn them if they don’t wear masks at a private hospital north of Cairo.
Mahmoud el-Komy, who designed the robot, called Cira-03, says it can help limit exposure to infection and prevent the transmission of the virus.
His creation, which has a human-like face and head and robotic arms, can take blood tests, perform echocardiograms and X-rays, and display the results to patients on a screen attached to its chest.
“I tried to make the robot seem more human, so that the patient doesn’t fear it. So they don’t feel like a box is walking in on them,” he said.
“There has been a positive response from patients. They saw the robot and weren’t afraid. On the contrary, there is more trust in this because the robot is more precise than humans.”
Cira-03 tests a patient for coronavirus by cupping their chin and then extending an arm with a swab into their mouth.
Abu Bakr El-Mihi, head of a private hospital where the robot is being tested, said they were using the robot to take the temperature of anyone suspected of having COVID-19.


Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 

Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 
Updated 25 January 2021

Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 

Miley Cyrus to perform at Super Bowl’s TikTok Tailgate pre-show 

DUBAI: US pop star Miley Cyrus is set to perform as part of the Super Bowl festivities during the TikTok Tailgate pre-show for vaccinated healthcare workers, the music sensation announced this week. 

Around 7,500 front liners who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to attend the 28-year-old singer’s performance, watch the game and enjoy other festivities at the event.

Cyrus took to Instagram to express her excitement. “I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE!!! I can’t wait to put on a show for the NFL’s honored guests before the game. Health care workers from Tampa and around the country!” wrote the superstar to her 121 million followers. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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TikTok Tailgate will take place on Feb. 7 and can be streamed on TikTok or CBS.

Cyrus will join other performers such as Canadian singer The Weeknd, US  music sensations H.E.R, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church.