Journal article

Accurate Measurement of Handwash Quality Using Sensor Armbands: Instrument Validation Study

Chaofan Wang, Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Xiuge Chen, Tilman Dingler, Jorge Goncalves, Vassilis Kostakos

JMIR mHealth and uHealth | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is a crucial and cost-effective method to prevent health care-associated infections, and in 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidelines to encourage and standardize hand hygiene procedures. However, a common challenge in health care settings is low adherence, leading to low handwashing quality. Recent advances in machine learning and wearable sensing have made it possible to accurately measure handwashing quality for the purposes of training, feedback, or accreditation. OBJECTIVE: We measured the accuracy of a sensor armband (Myo armband) in detecting the steps and duration of the WHO procedures for handwashing and handrubbing. METHODS: We recruited 2..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP190102627 and the National Health and Medical Research Council grant 1170937. CW was supported by a PhD scholarship provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government Research Training Program.