Smart cameras keep eye on hospital staff hygiene

Aug 17, 2017, 7:52 AM EDT
(Source: UNICEF Ecuador/flickr)
(Source: UNICEF Ecuador/flickr)

In European hospitals, where one in twenty visitors contracts a hospital-acquired infection, a group of researchers have piloted a project involving use of smart cameras that keep a close eye on hand hygiene behavior of the staff and other people.

The project by researchers at Stanford University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne “sheds light on the dark spaces of healthcare,” reports New Scientist.

The AI camera-tracking system with depth vision is far better than a human observer not only on the parameter of accuracy but also in picking up certain patterns and insights not possible through overt observation, writes Daily Mail.