SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs will become the first professional basketball team to use technology to disinfect COVID-19 as the NBA sees an increase in infections among players.
The team uses Xenex LightStrike robots to slow the spread among support staff and players in the building.
The robots are armed with a xenon lamp that emits broad spectrum UV rays and is said to have a range of 14 feet.
Robots will be put to work sanitizing the arena from top to bottom in all areas of the AT&T center.
According to the company, intense light breaks down a cell’s molecular structure, preventing it from harming a person, infecting or replicating.
Morris Miller, CEO of Xenex, said the robot service will create the most sanitized space possible and said his team is committed to safety.
“The significance of the deployment of the San Antonio Spurs LightStrike robots is that they have made a tangible commitment to the public, employees, fans and player safety,” Miller said. “By deploying these robots, they create the most sanitized environment in this arena.”
According to a number of studies, it is proven that the robot has an efficiency of almost 100%.
Miller said the LightStrike robots are proven to kill COVID-19 in two minutes and have been proven 99.99% effective by the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
Amid the pandemic, Casey Heverling, vice president and general manager who oversees the operations of the AT&T center, says his team’s goal is to make the cleanest and safest center in the NBA.
Since the start of the pandemic, orders for Xenex LightStrike have increased 600%, according to the company.
However, the robots aren’t the only ones working, the center has 100 people in the disinfection effort.
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