#AI-Enabled @Handsteco Wash Basin

Tristan Cotterill

Medic-lead Ltd is a U.K based start-up that will soon start manufacturing, what they describe as, an innovative Artificial-Intelligence (AI)- enabled wash basin in 2021.

The founder of the business tells us that they have developed an innovative AI algorithm embedded hand wash dispensing console integrated faucet, that can be installed on any wash basin sink.

The algorithm (international patent applied) controls the hand wash dispensing, displays the WHO advised hand hygiene techniques to the user, uses real time hand gesture tracking and image analysis to verify that the technique has been followed before restarting the faucet. The faucet does not start unless the user has completed the hand hygiene technique as displayed.

The wash basin can be installed in workplaces and public places and the algorithm controlled faucet uses up to 60% less water for every hand wash.

Medic-lead has also developed customised packaged hand wash cartridges which uses 60% less plastic (being made up of paper based/biodegradable material).

The wash basin allows hand hygiene alerts to be sent to staff as well as enabling the automation of hand hygiene audit data collection.

There is also an LED screen included.

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