menu

Digital Bracelet Detects If Medical Staff Need To Wash Their Hands

Digital Bracelet Detects If Medical Staff Need To Wash Their Hands
technology

An interactive system to ensure health professionals comply to a proper hygiene regime.

Yi Chen
  • 15 august 2012


Israeli startup company, Hyginex, has developed a simple system to reduce healthcare risks around hospitals and medical practices. The company has created digital bracelets that work alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers to detect if the user has washed their hands properly. The non-intrusive bracelet has a tiny red LED light to also remind the medical practitioner 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 over 90,000 deaths per year in the U.S., a cost of over $30 billion.

Efrat Raichman founded Hyginex in 2008 after his uncle contracted an infection in a hospital and passed away. He believes that the bracelet will not only save lives, but also save the healthcare system a lot of money.

Hyginex

+#technology
+Bracelet
+consumer goods
+digital
+doctors
+Electronics
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Gadget
+Health
+Hospital
+hygiene
+medical
+technology
+wellness
+work
Trending

NYC Announces A Massive $136 Million Creative Hub In Brooklyn

Cities
TREND REPORT


NEW: ENTERTAINMENT DEBRIEF
Media in the age of omnipresent tech


DOWNLOAD NOW

PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

Retail Today
Sustainability Today
No search results found.