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Digital bracelet from Hyginex encourage hand hygiene1st of November 2012
A system has been developed by Israeli startup company Hyginex to help reduce the risk of cross contamination around hospitals and other healthcare sites. Digital bracelets 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.
Efrat Raichman founded Hyginex in 2008 after her uncle contracted an infection in a hospital and passed away.