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HandMate has been clinically tested (HTA) at Odense University Hospital (OUH) and Vejle Hospital.

 

Their professors and senior hygiene personnel have assisted in innovating HandMate. HandMate is a result of an interactive user-driven design process.

 

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) major findings:

“The findings in the clinical trials are that the hand disinfection robot gives a better distribution of the rubbing alcohol on hands and wrists. The most improvement is among the relatives/patients.”

 

“No clinical evidence is made for the impact of similar technologies.”

 

Conclusion:

“The hand disinfection robot gives a better distribution of the rubbing alcohol on hands and wrists. Especially persons not trained in how to do correct hand disinfection (relatives/patients). The amount of rubbing alcohol is always given. That makes it difficult to ‘cheat’ by taking too less rubbing alcohol that can’t cover all parts of the hands and wrists. The professionals accept the technology and see potential use at existing and new places and for both professionals and relatives/patients.”

 

What is an HTA?

The HTA (Health Technology Assessment) provides a framework for multidisciplinary, comprehensive assessments of new medical technologies in a systematic, unbiased and robust manner. It is an assessment that is conducted by the Department of Research and Health Technology Assessment at Odense University Hospital. The framework includes four main elements that the technology is evaluated by: the technology, patients’ perspectives, the organizational perspective and the economic perspective. Department of Research and Health Technology Assessment Odense Universitets Hospital