Photo:

handwash_detector.jpg hadwash_station.jpg


Description:

The device on the left works with a soap dispenser to ensures that good hand hygiene practices are occurring. It counts the number of times hands are washed. The device prompts the user to wash for the optimal duration using an audio timer that beeps when the user dispenses soap and two more times after 20 seconds.
The device at right does much the same thing and has automated instructions and an integral hand dryer

Categories:

Mistake-proofing category: mistake detection
Setting function: grouping and counting
Regulatory function: Sensory Alert
Source: Off-the-shelf

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Literature:

Sources of Supply:

http://foodservice.gojo.com/products/accessories.asp?cat_id=133

http://www.worlddryer.com/washstation.html

See also: HyGreen, Handwashinggate