Bracelets have long been used to support awareness initiatives, perhaps most notably Lance Armstrong's Livestrong foundation. But one wristband, created by hygiene products manufacturer Hyginex, is about to take the idea to a whole new level.
Hyginex's promotional wristband, according to SpringWise.com, "aims to ensure medical staff are keeping up with their hand washing regimens."
The bracelet communicates with a hand wash container which detects whether or not the wearer has washed his or her hands in-between patients. "If staff have been working with a patient and attempt to move onto another, or if they move to leave the room without first washing their hands, the wristband vibrates and an LED flashes," reports SpringWise.com. Wearers are also alerted if they haven't washed their hands for long enough or not carefully enough.
Furthermore, at the end of each day, hospital managers can use the devices to analyze data about hygiene strategies.
What do you think: Could the Hyginex system help improve healthcare facilities?