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SureWash device is the very first system capable of measuring quality of
hand washing in real time. It also provides special training to improve hygiene
SureWash device is the very first system capable of measuring quality of hand washing in real time. It also provides special training to improve hygiene practices. The product is designed for installation above sinks — hospitals, schools, public restrooms, restaurant kitchens, and much more.
In the frame of the FED4SAE European program, Glanta, an Irish Company, asked Nanoelec and CEA-Leti to help them further improve SureWash. To improve cost-effectiveness, CEA-Leti's researchers successfully achieved both software and hardware integrations, leveraging Nanoelec's Products & Technologies Living-lab*. The team performed various functional tests, including:
SureWash units use cutting-edge computer vision technology to build hand hygiene muscle memory by giving real-time feedback to learners. The last version of the device performs automatic video auditing (AVA) of hand hygiene. AVA is mounted above sinks and measures the quality of hand hygiene. In case of poor hand washing practices, Surewash provides real-time training.
The video images never leave the device making them GDPR compliant. The devices were used in a clinical trial within UK's National Health Service (NHS) and it increased the quality of hand hygiene by 197% and the number of hand wash events by 147% said Gerard Lacey, CTO and cofounder of Glanta, who published these results in the American Journal of Infection Control in February 2020.
Founded in 2011, Glanta has been pioneering new techniques in gesture recognition and augmented reality since its inception. Above all, Glanta's mission is to deliver working applications for camera-based algorithms.
We are now seeking a partner to commercialize SureWash product at scale", Lacey adds.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.