Bracelet Detects If Staff Need to Wash Their Hands
A company Hyginex has developed a simple system to reduce healthcare risks around hospitals and medical practices.
The company has created a digital bracelet that work alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers to detect if the user has washed their hands properly.
Wearable Health Care Aid
The non-intrusive bracelet has a tiny red LED light that reminds medical practitioners to wash their hands between patients.
The technology works via a wireless connection and the hygiene regime is tracked and passed on to hospital managers.
According to the CDC, poor hand hygiene lead to infections that are responsible for more than 90,000 deaths per year in the U.S., a cost of more than $30 billion.
Hyginex was founded after a relation died from an avoidable hospital infection. The bracelet will not only save lives, but also save the healthcare system a lot of money.