Hygiene monitoring system

  • US 8,368,544 B2
  • Filed: 10/11/2010
  • Issued: 02/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A handwashing monitoring system, comprisinga sensor associated with a handwashing device positioned in a facility and configured to detect the presence of a person in a handwashing monitoring area,a badge configured to transmit an identification signal to the sensor, the identification signal being associated with a person,a handwashing monitoring device operably coupled to the handwashing device, the handwashing monitoring device being configured to generate a compliance signal indicative of whether the person has or has not used the handwashing device,a network, the sensor and the handwashing device being operably coupled to the network, anda master station operably coupled to the network, the master station including memory and a processor, the master station being configured to receive via the network a combined signal including information indicating that an identification signal from the badge has been received by the sensor and information indicating that a compliance signal has been generated by the handwashing monitoring device, the master station being configured to determine whether the person is or is not in compliance with a handwashing policy of the facility.

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