RFID Based Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Station

Meydanci M. A., Adali C., Ertas M., DİZBAY M., Akan A.

IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering (ICCSCE), Penang, Malaysia, 29 November - 01 December 2013, pp.573-575 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iccsce.2013.6720030
  • City: Penang
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-575
  • Keywords: Hand hygiene compliance, RF-ID, wireless monitoring, microcontrollers, UNIT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Hand hygiene (HH) compliance is known as the most significant factor to reduce the transmission of infection to patients in health care institutions. Thus, monitoring hand hygiene compliance has become an important tool to control the infection transmission. Most of the currently used HH monitoring devices and systems use battery powered badges or wristbands to control users. In this study, a user friendly, passive RF-ID based electronic system with monitoring capabilities was introduced. The system includes a wearable, passive RF-ID wristband, wall mounted dispenser and a software to measure the HH compliance rate. The technology laying behind the HH station is introduced and the advantages and drawbacks of the system is discussed.