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Towards Vision-Based Smart Hospitals: A System for Tracking and Monitoring Hand Hygiene Compliance [article]

Albert Haque, Michelle Guo, Alexandre Alahi, Serena Yeung, Zelun Luo, Alisha Rege, Jeffrey Jopling, Lance Downing, William Beninati, Amit Singh, Terry Platchek, Arnold Milstein, Li Fei-Fei
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we propose a non-intrusive vision-based system for tracking people's activity in hospitals. We evaluate our method for the problem of measuring hand hygiene compliance.  ...  This work is a step towards a computer-vision based smart hospital and demonstrates promising results for reducing hospital acquired infections.  ...  In this work, we develop a non-intrusive and privacy-safe vision-based system for tracking peoples activity in hospitals, specifically for the problem of hand hygiene.  ... 
arXiv:1708.00163v3 fatcat:agbmoejtdvahhiws5recffo264

Automatic detection of hand hygiene using computer vision technology

Amit Singh, Albert Haque, Alexandre Alahi, Serena Yeung, Michelle Guo, Jill R Glassman, William Beninati, Terry Platchek, Li Fei-Fei, Arnold Milstein
2020 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Computer vision monitoring has the potential to provide a more complete appraisal of hand hygiene activity in hospitals than the current gold-standard given its ability for continuous coverage of a unit  ...  Conclusions A computer vision algorithm was equivalent to human observation in detecting hand hygiene dispenser use.  ...  Finally, the authors thank the hospital administrative staff and executive board for their approval, encouragement, and support in pursuing the study.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jamia/ocaa115 pmid:32712656 fatcat:34d23uzuj5f6bpvkqtyprqwmya

Privacy-Preserving Action Recognition for Smart Hospitals using Low-Resolution Depth Images [article]

Edward Chou, Matthew Tan, Cherry Zou, Michelle Guo, Albert Haque, Arnold Milstein, Li Fei-Fei
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Computer-vision hospital systems can greatly assist healthcare workers and improve medical facility treatment, but often face patient resistance due to the perceived intrusiveness and violation of privacy  ...  We implement our techniques with two actual healthcare-surveillance scenarios, hand-hygiene compliance and ICU activity-logging, and show that our privacy-preserving techniques preserve enough information  ...  Vision-based activity monitoring has been deployed to track hand-hygiene compliance [10] , perform activity logging in ICU facilities [18, 16] , and detect anomalous behaviors like falls in senior home  ... 
arXiv:1811.09950v1 fatcat:v7777w55xrdefdpc4nkishm7qi

Using Computer Vision and Depth Sensing to Measure Healthcare Worker-Patient Contacts and Personal Protective Equipment Adherence Within Hospital Rooms

Junyang Chen, James F. Cremer, Kasra Zarei, Alberto M. Segre, Philip M. Polgreen
2015 Open Forum Infectious Diseases  
We determined the feasibility of using computer vision and depth sensing to detect healthcare worker (HCW)patient contacts to estimate both hand hygiene (HH) opportunities and personal protective equipment  ...  We used multiple Microsoft Kinects to track the 3-dimensional movement of HCWs and their hands within hospital rooms.  ...  This work was funded in part by a gift to the University of Iowa Foundation (to P. M. P.) from GOJO Industries.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ofid/ofv200 pmid:26949712 pmcid:PMC4757761 fatcat:h5kdhqiaprenhah6yajgjjpkm4

Quicker, Easier, and Cheaper? The Promise of Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring

Andrew Stewardson, Didier Pittet
2011 Infection control and hospital epidemiology  
At a time when the field of hand hygiene promotion is maturing rapidly and infection control professionals are facing a vast range of options for monitoring performance in their hospital, this review comes  ...  Boyce provides a thorough and balanced overview of the current state of hand hygiene monitoring.  ...  At a time when the field of hand hygiene promotion is maturing rapidly and infection control professionals are facing a vast range of options for monitoring performance in their hospital, this review comes  ... 
doi:10.1086/662023 pmid:21931254 fatcat:ddladbgmwne43nos3gtq6qp6h4

Fully Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring in Operating Room using 3D Convolutional Neural Network [article]

Minjee Kim, Joonmyeong Choi, Namkug Kim
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Hand hygiene is one of the most significant factors in preventing hospital acquired infections (HAI) which often be transmitted by medical staffs in contact with patients in the operating room (OR).  ...  Leveraging this progress, we proposed a fully automated hand hygiene monitoring tool of the alcohol-based hand rubbing action of anesthesiologists on OR video using spatio-temporal features with 3D CNN  ...  RELATED WORK A few previous studies have been conducted to develop an effective hand hygiene monitoring tool in hospital.  ... 
arXiv:2003.09087v1 fatcat:3vmsdg542bg6jakdifhpwr2udq

A Case Study and the Lessons Learned from In-House Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer Production in a District Hospital in Rwanda

April Budd, Stephanie Lukas, Unarose Hogan, Kamugisha Priscille, Kanamugire Fann, Pauline Hill, Ndikumana Edouard, Jean Bosco Byukusenge, Ntigurirwa Placide, Mutayomba Aimable, Rex Wong
2016 Journal of Service Science and Management  
By producing hand sanitizer in-house, the hospital saved 71% when compared to purchasing commercial products. The use of hand sanitizer is not a replacement for running water in the hospital.  ...  This case study describes the process of producing, educating, distributing, scaling up and monitoring the impact of a quality improvement project to locally produce alcohol based hand sanitizer using  ...  The project was in-line with the hospital vision: to obtain hospital accreditation. As such, the support from senior leadership was almost guaranteed.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jssm.2016.92019 fatcat:w5dakli2lrfynoxcalszayeequ

Serious Adverse Health Events, Including Death, Associated with Ingesting Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol — Arizona and New Mexico, May–June 2020

Luke Yip, Danae Bixler, Daniel E. Brooks, Kevin R. Clarke, S. Deblina Datta, Steven Dudley, Kenneth K. Komatsu, Jennifer N. Lind, Annaliese Mayette, Michael Melgar, Talia Pindyck, Kristine M. Schmit (+5 others)
2020 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)  
All had ingested an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and were subsequently admitted to a hospital. Four patients died and three were discharged with vision impairment.  ...  Persons should never ingest alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoid use of specific imported products found to contain methanol, and continue to monitor FDA guidance (7).  ...  All had ingested an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and were subsequently admitted to a hospital. Four patients died and three were discharged with vision impairment.  ... 
doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6932e1 pmid:32790662 pmcid:PMC7440116 fatcat:rm5xls2wxvbqfjwcdximvdwyfi

Automated Quality Assessment of Hand Washing Using Deep Learning [article]

Maksims Ivanovs, Roberts Kadikis, Martins Lulla, Aleksejs Rutkovskis, Atis Elsts
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Unfortunately, medical staff does not always follow the World Health Organization (WHO) hand washing guidelines in their everyday work.  ...  Washing hands is one of the most important ways to prevent infectious diseases, including COVID-19.  ...  Acknowledgement This work was funded by the project VPP-COVID-2020/1-0004 "Integration of reliable technologies for protection against Covid-19 in healthcare and high risk areas".  ... 
arXiv:2011.11383v2 fatcat:eiyfjqowxjad7itfui6l6wz64q

1497Using Computer Vision and Depth Sensing to Measure Healthcare Worker-Patient Contacts and Personal Protective Equipment Adherence within Hospital Rooms

Junyang Chen, James F. Cremer, Alberto Maria Segre, Philip M. Polgreen
2014 Open Forum Infectious Diseases  
We used multiple Microsoft Kinects to track the 3-dimensional movement of HCWs and their hands within hospital rooms.  ...  Our objective is to determine the feasibility of using computer vision and depth sensing to detect HH opportunities based on patient contacts, as well as determine personal protective equipment (PPE) adherence  ... 
doi:10.1093/ofid/ofu052.1043 fatcat:ll63xmjd2jc65aw7m334bt7ilm

Hand Hygiene Video Classification Based on Deep Learning [article]

Rashmi Bakshi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, an extensive review of literature in the field of gesture recognition carried out along with the implementation of a simple classification system for hand hygiene stages based on deep learning  ...  A subset of robust dataset that consist of handwashing gestures with two hands as well as one-hand gestures such as linear hand movement utilized.  ...  Researchers have utilised deep learning/transfer learning for monitoring hand gestures. Yeung et al. [17] presented a vision-based system for hand hygiene monitoring based on deep learning.  ... 
arXiv:2108.08127v1 fatcat:zxhd5yh4sjgctfg2oglup3dm5e

Technology Supporting Infection Prevention and Control Training in Africa

Gerard Lacey, Buyiswa Lizzie Sithole, Anna Vorndran
2021 2021 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC)  
Good quality clinical hand hygiene is the foundation of IPC.  ...  Still, it is challenging to teach as it involves a new psychomotor skill and develops new hand hygiene habits appropriate to the clinical setting.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the Support of the Kailo Foundation and SureWash for providing the platform and the supporters and members of the ICAN organisation for supporting IPC education in  ... 
doi:10.1109/ihtc53077.2021.9698826 fatcat:ya6mqzba5nfv3pea4yogu5vkce

'My five moments for hand hygiene': a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene

H. Sax, B. Allegranzi, I. Uçkay, E. Larson, J. Boyce, D. Pittet
2007 Journal of Hospital Infection  
bridges the gap between scientific evidence and daily health practice and provides a solid basis to understand, teach, monitor and report hand hygiene practices.  ...  Monitoring Direct observation is the gold standard to monitor compliance with optimal hand hygiene practice. 27 The five-moments model can be instrumental in several ways.  ...  intra-hospital, Table I Requirement specifications for a usercentred hand hygiene application concept Consistent with evidence-based risk assessment of healthcare-associated infections and spread of  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2007.06.004 pmid:17719685 fatcat:hslusvvyqfdx7fygahpym3venm

Harmony: A Hand Wash Monitoring and Reminder System using Smart Watches

Md Abu Sayeed Mondol, John A. Stankovic
2015 Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services  
Hand hygiene compliance is extremely important in hospitals, clinics and food businesses.  ...  Caregivers' compliance with hand hygiene is one of the most effective tools in preventing healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in hospitals and clinics.  ...  Acknowledgement This work was supported, in part, by NSF grants CNS-1239483 and CNS-1319302 and by DGIST via funding from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea.  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.22-7-2015.2260042 dblp:journals/amsys/MondolS15 fatcat:n5mxd5oyfnentiolmgs5yvpdsm

Impact of observing hand hygiene in practice and research: a methodological reconsideration

D.J. Gould, S. Creedon, A. Jeanes, N.S. Drey, J. Chudleigh, D. Moralejo
2017 Journal of Hospital Infection  
In many countries hand hygiene is regularly audited as part of quality assurance based on recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).  ...  In the highly cited study by Pittet et al 22 in the Geneva University Hospital health workers were informed that hand hygiene would be observed but did not know when audit periods were scheduled.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2016.08.008 pmid:27634563 fatcat:56j5un27vfelnhfejnn3cttwp4
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