Background: Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) represent the leading preventable illness in hospital patients. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control estimates that around 4 million patients are affected by HAIs every year, creating additional suffering, prolonged hospital stays, long-term disabilities and increasing the resistance to antimicrobials. For healthcare systems, the cost of HAIs is estimated at Euro 7 billion a year in directs costs, including almost 16 million extra days of hospitalization. Overall, additional costs to hospitals due to HAI can be estimated to be between Euro 6,000 and Euro 12,000 per case. Resani Innovative Solution: The Resani Automatic Hand Sanitizer (AHS), sanitizes both hands simultaneously in less than 5 seconds and is coupled with a monitoring system for health-care-workers (HCWs), leveraging IoT technologies to encourage frequent use through a personalized badging system and user-friendly design. The AHS unit comprises an automatic antiseptic dispenser system which consists of atomising nozzles. Misting is initiated by a touch-free sensor. Users wear a badge that is automatically detected and scanned each time they use the AHS. The AHS enables information to be uploaded to the Resani cloud. Using this information, the hospital is able to monitor hand hygiene protocol compliance of individual workers and collect real-time data to improve compliance procedures and efficiency of the devices. A deep learning algorithm collects and analyses this information and updates each device accordingly. Resani couples the real-time monitoring with an App and an account for each HCW, that will issue targeted information (e.g. alarms for disinfection, time since last disinfection, reminders).
Project leader: Petter A. Mehren
Institution: RESANI AS