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Digital Bracelet Detects If Medical Staff Need To Wash Their Hands

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

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