Nasal Swab Robot

The Autonomous Nasal Swab Collecting Robot 

The Nasal Swab Robot helps reduce staff-patient contact with highly infectious diseases at the point of testing by autonomously navigating and safely collecting patient samples. The robot automatically recognizes the patient’s facial structure and the precise nostrils location; it accurately locates the uppermost nasopharyngeal target position and gently collects collection.

Large-scale testing is an essential solution to combat this pandemic, but it must be done safely and effectively. The robot can test around the clock doing the dangerous job, preventing cross-infection, and helping to open borders and reboot the economies safely.   

* Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot’s clinical trial application was approved by Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan FDA.

*Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot is authorized by Taiwan FDA for COVID-19 related Manufacturing of Medical Device (similar to EUA) and in the process of the US FDA for Emergency Use Authorization

Our Motivation

The learning of the SARS outbreak 17 years ago was a profound experience but also left me deep wounds after losing a dear friend while we were saving lives. So I decided to develop a robot to help save lives and be the first human to test Nasal Swab Robot.

The Brain Navi team “WANTS TO HELP” and fights HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DISEASES like COVID-19. We feel the suffering of thousands of colleagues and patients worldwide with the pandemic. So we developed the Nasal Swab Robot (NSR) in just eight weeks. We took some essential functions of our Autopilot Brain Surgical Navigation Robot.

Dr. M.D. Jerry Chen
CEO Brain Navi Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Our Mission

Save Lives

Our robot was developed to protect medical staff from getting infected so that they can be less exposed to danger, give them peace of mind to fight in critical situations and prevent medical system stress.

Normalize Lives​​

Allowing large-scale specimen collection safely in places like airports, borders, drive-ins, or medical institutions will help contain infections and reopening the economies and bring back to normal lives in the world.

Robotic Technology​

The “Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot” uses some fundamental functions of our NaoTrac, an autonomous neurosurgical navigation robot. The Nasal Swab Robot’s robotic technology is equipped with machine vision, user-friendly intuitive interface, so the staff has a minimal learning curve to perform tests safely.

Facial Recognition​ ​

Facial Recognition​ ​

  • Instant Machine Vision patient registration Technology
  • AI facial structure recognition
  • Autonomous Nasal Sample Collector​

    Autonomous Nasal Sample Collector​

  • High precision positioning by robotic technology.
  • Precise recognition of nostril’ position by measuring the length from nose to the eardrope automatically.
  • User-Friendly Interface Design​

    User-Friendly Interface Design​

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Nasal Swab Robot Protection

    Safety for staff and patients is the primary purpose of helping to prevent cross-infection with Nasal Swab Robot. The separated shield stand isolates patients from the medical staff, providing everyone a safe environment while collecting high infectious diseases samples.

    • Isolated area to prevent cross-infectious risk between staff and patients
    • Medical health care worker stands close to the patient to instruct them, but fully isolated and safe.

    Safe Large-scale Sample Collection

    To reopen and reboot the economy in this pandemic, a large scale of testing is the essential key and solution, but it needs to be done “safely and effectively.” With the Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot’s assistance, we can enable large-scale sample collection in locations where the instant result is necessary. The procedure only takes 2-5 mins to complete the sample collecting. 


    Reactivate international travel

    The excellent result of having large-scale testing in the airport to check if there is any potential infected COVID-19 patient, get early treatment the better.

    Medical Hospitals

    Protect staff and medical system

    Protect staff and medical system Solve the problem of shortage of medical health care workers.

    Cross Borders

    Reactive Normal Lives

    Ensure the healthy situation passengers come from abroad, such as testing stations.

    Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot Benefits


    Saves Human Resources

    Large-scale testing requires hundreds of medical staff, Nasal Swab Robot can reduce putting personnel at risk, so the medical systems don’t collapse.



    Nasal Swab Robot can shorten the testing time to at least 5 minutes.

    Accurate Nostril Position

    Nasal Swab Robot takes the patient’s facial structure to recognize the length from the nose to the ear-drop, which is the correct measurement of the nasopharynx pathway.



    Psychological Pressure

    Nasal Swab Robot reduces the psychological pressure of medical health care workers in this highly infectious environment.


    Sufficient Amount of Sample Collection

    The robot stays in the nasopharynx for at least 10 seconds to collect secretion.

    First Experience in Nasal Swab Robot

    “People always fear new technology, especially in the medical domain, such as robots.” Explained by Dr. Jerry Chen. “I would like to be the first one to test the Nasal Swab Robot. I felt concerned once sitting on the chair; however, it turned out to be gentler than manual swab tests.” 

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    Contact Us

    Ste. 5c, 5F, No. 602, Sec. 2, Sheng Yi Rd.,
    Zhubei City, Hsinchu County Taiwan 30261

    Tel : +886-3-657-943
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