According to a study by the Charité 2015, 23,000 people die every year in Europe from multi-resistant germs. The reasons for the lack of hygiene were identified as a lack of awareness of the importance of hygiene measures on the one hand and a very high work density on the other hand, particularly in the care sector. Doctors and nursing staff are to be equipped with a head-mounted display in the form of augmented reality glasses that can be operated by gesture control to prevent contamination of the hands. The display captures both the environment and the content displayed by the human eye, enabling content such as disinfection processes to be communicated in real time. The aim is to provide instructions for correct execution and to evaluate activities carried out.
Hahn-Schickard will introduce its patented, battery-powered and contamination-free dispensing technology with hand detection. Among other things, the electric drive technology with optimized energy consumption for the dispenser will be developed. Hahn-Schickard is also developing the optical sensor system with which the disinfection quality can be measured and the algorithms with which the measurement data are automatically evaluated. Hahn-Schickard will use its knowledge of sensor system design, electronics development and firmware development to set up a demonstrator system and integrate it into the overall system.