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Prototype development of an image-based system to identify hand hygiene of health professionals in intensive care units

Grant number: 18/01014-9
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: March 01, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Marcus Vinicius Pontes Lima
Grantee:Marcus Vinicius Pontes Lima
Host Company:Acta Visio Desenvolvimento em Visão Computacional Ltda
CNAE: Desenvolvimento e licenciamento de programas de computador customizáveis
Pesquisa e desenvolvimento experimental em ciências físicas e naturais
City: Campinas
Associated researchers: Cesar Luiz Lacerda Abicalaffe ; Victor Cesar de Souza
Associated scholarship(s):19/04980-6 - Backend database of a hygiene monitoring system, BP.TT
19/07009-0 - Tags embedded system for hand hygiene monitoring system, BP.TT
19/06850-2 - Prototype development of an image-based system to identify hand hygiene of health professionals in intensive care units, BP.PIPE


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010, the hospital-acquired infections affected 14% of the internments. This alarming statistic lead to the creation of the Patient Security Nucleus (PSN) in 2013. In the same year, the agency published basic protocols of patient security, including hand hygiene. Considering the difficulty in monitoring the hygiene of the employees, this research project aims to develop a camera system installed in Intensive Care Units (ICU) that uses facial recognition and analyses if the employee used the hygiene liquid before a procedure. These information are stored in a server that registers time, name, picture and hygiene status. If the system verifies that the employee did not hygienize, an alert is generated and sent to the hospital's managing system or by e-mail. (AU)

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