Is It Time to Wash Your Hands?

August 20, 2012

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Washing your hands as a medical practitioner should be second nature, so when we first saw this product we thought it was a little odd that they needed something to remind them of such a mundane task. However, there must be a need and the technology that it utilizes is what really caught our eye.

Israeli startup company Hyginex has developed a simple system to reduce healthcare risks around hospitals and medical practices. The digital bracelets work alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers and detect if the user has washed their hands properly. The technology works via a wireless connection and the hygiene regime is tracked and passed on to hospital managers. While it is currently being used to remind the hospital personnel to wash their hands, we believe we will be seeing more of this technology in future product designs as well. You can read more on the story here.

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