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Sanitation-Monitoring Cameras

This AI-Powered Camera Knows If One's Hands Have Been Washed or Not

— August 16, 2017 — Tech
Researchers at Stanford University have developed an AI-powered camera that's ensuring doctors are washing their hands after using the bathroom.

The technology is being developed for use in hospitals, in attempt to combat infection rates. During the study, 170 doctors were recorded entering a patient's room -- out of that number, only 30 used the gel sanitizing dispensers as they're required to. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, this new camera can detect who is using the provided sanitation and who is not.

Although the AI-powered camera cannot force doctors to wash their hands, it can impact further areas of development, including studying the rates of infection. Not to mention, knowing a camera has seen a person skipping out on proper sanitation could serve as a good enough reminder to ensure doctors follow protocol.
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