HOW DO I GET A BEAMBOT FOR MY GYM?
We are very excited by the interest in BeamBot and are now actively expanding our BETA program to include additional gyms. If you are interested in a BETA BeamBot, please contact us for pricing and timing. firstname.lastname@example.org
IS THERE A BOT FOR THE BARS?
Yes! A the BarBot is also in progress, but is earlier in it's development than the BeamBot. If you are interested in hearing more or about pre-registering for the BarBot BETA program, please contact us.
I HAVE AN IDEA FOR A BOT BUT IT'S NOT RELATED TO GYMNASTICS OR UV SANITIZATION, CAN YOU STILL HELP ?
While the current botz are focused on UV sanitization of gymnastics equipment, we are very interested in exploring a variety of bot ideas. Please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss our intake and vetting process.
IS THE BEAMBOT SAFE AND DOES IT WORK?
The ability and effectiveness of UV light to kill bacteria and viruses has been known for a long time. However, there was concern with the human health hazards of UV light (skin cancer and cataracts) which prevented its use in public areas. The Ultraviolet light is commonly divided into three spectrums which is determined by their wavelength:
UVA (400nm to 315nm)
UVB (315nm to 280nm)
UVC (280nm to 200nm)
This is where UVC comes into play. Due to its limited range, UVC light cannot penetrate through the outer deadcell layer of human skin or the tear layer in the eye. This means that there isn’t a risk of skin cancer or cataracts when humans come into contact with the UVC light spectrum. However, because bacteria and viruses are of micrometer or smaller dimensions, UVC can penetrate and inactivate them. In an article published by Scientific Reports, it was shown that UVC efficiently inactivates airborne aerosolized viruses with a very low does of 2mJ/cm2 of 222nm light inactivating > 95% of aerosolized H1N1 influenza virus. This is why UVC light was chosen as the germicidal light for Beambot. It has been proven to kill bacteria and viruses and is safe for humans to be around.
Martin, SB, et al. “Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation - current best practices.” ASHRAE Journal, no. 8, 2008, pp. 28-36, https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ashrae/ashraejournal_200808/index.php?startid=28.
Welch, David, et al. “Far-UVC light: A new tool to control the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases.” Scientific Reports, vol. 8, 2018, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21058-w.