Hand Hygiene Improvement

Developed for the Food Service, Hospitality, Healthcare, Nursing Home and other markets where proper Hand Hygiene is critical, Cognetive Systems developed Intelligent Hygiene™ the first wireless system for measuring and improving Hand Hygiene performance. This patented application of Cognetive wireless sensor technology is based on simple premises: If something is important, measure it; and If you want it to improve, track measurements against a goal.

Intelligent Hygiene (iH) operates under a different philosophy than hand hygiene monitoring systems. iH is devoid of RFID badges or other methods for identification of discreet individuals and therefore does not monitor, record or report individual behavior.

iH is a measurement and behavior modification tool which measures and reports the hand hygiene performance for an entire group or team. Focusing on team performance generates mutual accountability for a group's success and eliminates individual's privacy concerns.

Because hand wash event data is obtained automatically, and collected wirelessly, the iH system is virtually invisible and incurs no labor costs for collecting, processing, and presenting the team's hand hygiene performance against corporate goals.

  • Measures team hygiene performance against a goal eliminating the cost of badges individual identification and privacy concerns.
  • iH sensors may be fit into dispenser housings remaining out of plain site.
  • Hygiene performance data is collected and processed wirelessly and without additional labor.
  • May be implemented in a single location, or scaled upward to support multiple sites.
  • The iH sensor network backbone may be utilized by other Cognetive sensors, i.e.
  • Temperature, Humidity, Door Status Sensors.
  • OEM programs available for Skincare, Food Safety, and Hygiene product manufacturers available.

iH wireless sensor may be configured to operate with most any touch-free soap or sanitizer dispenser, and some mechanically activated manual dispensers. iH sensors are virtually invisible fitting neatly inside of dispenser housings. iH sensors detect handwash events and then forward the data wirelessly to the iH Gateway where handwash event statistics are processed.

Hand hygiene performance data is accessed by secured logon to the iH Gateway over a local intranet connection, or remotely via the Internet. The iH Gateway hosts a web-based application allowing authorized users to view graphical hand hygiene performance reports. Hand hygiene performance reports are customizable and may be based on common team events such as by shift or by day, or common management metrics such as the number of meals served or the number of hospital bed-days. This approach enables the team to view and improve performance as a group without singling out any individual. This results in improved hand hygiene performance while individual privacy respected and maintained.

The iH system is scalable and can be implemented in a single location, or may be implemented in larger multi-site locations allowing site by site hand hygiene performance review and comparison.