ITRI has leveraged its tech prowess and strengths in multidisciplinary integration to develop innovative anti-pandemic solutions.
“While battling a pandemic as serious as COVID-19, research institutes such as ITRI play a vital role as novel technology solutions could be our best hope to weather the crisis,” said ITRI President Edwin Liu.
During this trying time when the world is hit hard by the novel coronavirus, ITRI, Taiwan’s largest applied technology research institute, never forgets its commitment to utilizing technology to help industries and enhance social well-being.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, ITRI has been dedicated to pulling together its R&D results from various disciplines and turning them into innovations that can effectively contain the virus’ spread. The Institute has leveraged its tech prowess and strengths in multidisciplinary integration to work closely with different sectors including academia, not-for-profit institutes, hospitals, companies, and the government. Among its pandemic-fighting technological achievements are a rapid test to detect novel coronavirus, a smart thermal image system for body temperature detection, a medical grade ventilator prototype, a contact-free monitoring system for patient care, a positive pressure COVID-19 testing booth, and many more.
By developing these solutions, ITRI has demonstrated the concept that “Technology can help, and ITRI helps.” Besides protecting Taiwan, ITRI is also willing to share its experience in tech innovation with the international community, hoping to work side by side with the rest of the world in curbing the deadly virus. Below are some of ITRI’s latest R&D results in pandemic prevention.