When it comes to the expertise and viability of the Hand-in-Scan™ System, we know you need to see the kind of trust and recognition you would expect from any leading organization in the healthcare industry. Here are just a few of the many accolades the Hand-in-Scan™ System has been awarded.
2017 – Top Innovations Award
2016 – Swedish Grand Prize
2015 – 2nd Prize for Technology Transfer
Life Science: Science2Business Award (Vienna)
2015 – Újbuda Startup Grant
2015 – Hungarian Innovation Grand Prize
Finalist with Merit (Budapest)
2015 – Red Dot Design Award
Best Concept (Singapore)
2015 – Hungarian Design Award
2015 – IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
Award for Product Innovation (Seattle)
2014 — Semi-Finalist in Team
Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Startup Challenge (San Francisco)
2014 — Best New Startup from Hungary
V4 Startup competition (Rotterdam)
2014 — Best Venture Qualifying Award
COINVEST Balkan Venture Forum (Nova Gorica) – Best Venture qualifying award
2013 — Start-up of the Month Award
Hungarian Ministry for National Economy (Budapest)
2012 — 1st Place Young Entrepreneur Award
ACES – Academic Enterprise Awards (Brussels)
2012 — MedTech Award
Best of Biotech (Vienna)
2012 — 1st Place
EIB Social Innovation Tournament (Luxemburg)
2012 – Semi-Finalist
European Venture Contest, Healthcare (Aarhus)
2012 – Young Innovator of the Year
2012 – Kairos 50 Award
Kairos 50 (New York)
2011 – 1st Place
ICPIC Innovation Academy (Geneva)
2011 – Outstanding Student Humanitarian Award
IEEE Presidents’ Change the World
2011 – Student Enterprise Award
2011 – 1st Place
Innovact European Campus Award (Reims)
2011 – 1st Place
Spin-off Planéta (Budapest)
Recognized as one of the leading experts focused on evidence-based hand hygiene and innovative medical technologies, Tamás is the author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers, books & articles with over 1500 independent citations to his work. Tamás holds 5 international patents, with 5 pending.
Tamás is associate professor at Óbuda University (Budapest), serving as the director of the University Research and Innovation Center (EKIK), is the technical lead of medical robotics research at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics, and also Research Area Manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT). Tamas spent one year at Johns Hopkins University (MD) as a visiting scholar.
Through his commitment to improving the science, research and behavior of hand hygiene, Tamás has helped Hand-in-Scan™ deliver this award-winning solution to 18 countries and over 300 hospitals.
Tamás is the delegate of Hand-in-Scan to the World Health Organization’s Private Organizations for Patient Safety (POPS) and leads the ISO TC 304 Committee who are setting new, evidence-based Hand Hygiene and Patient Safety Standards for the 21st century. Tamás has 4 co-publications with Prof. Didier Pittet of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety.
An avid cyclist, Tamás spends his free time travelling Europe with his growing family. He is the author of the popular medical robotic technologies blog surgrob.blogspot.com.
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Hand-in-Scan™ leverages strategic partnerships with leading global hand hygiene experts in combination with patented AI technology to develop industry-leading training systems which significantly improve
hand hygiene behaviors that eliminate the spread of infectious diseases.
$2M raised to further develop the Semmelweis Scanner prototype & conduct validation trials.
Hand-In-Scan™ certified to deliver hand hygiene training in hospitals & universities.
Three leading publications confirm effectiveness of Semmelweis Systems
Hand-In-Scan™ joins ISO TC 304, developing the new global standard for had hygiene.
Major studies rolled out with clinical partners AKH & HUG.
Identified the threat early & accelerated manufacturing in January. Record number of Semmelweis Scanners are shipped to our global distributers.
Hand-In-Scan™ Series A to support our launch in North America & establish new standards in hand hygiene.
Hand-In-Scan™ launches across all States & Territories.
Hand-In-Scan™ is honored to receive these prestigious awards in 2020
The Semmelweis Scanner allows staff to have a private moment to practise and reflect their hand rubbing skills, which is the most basic hospital infection prevention measure. The hand rubbing skill performance is recognized through an objective method with immediate feedback. It is an extraordinary experience that attracts staff’s participation and draws their attention to the importance of hand hygiene. It allows the completion of hand hygiene assessment for a large number of people in a short period of time, which makes it suitable for large-scale institutions. The administrators can access massive data through an easily readable graphical user interface in the Semmelweis Reporting System, which allows for further data processing to improve quality measures.
The Semmelweis Scanner is regularly used within the nursing and midwifery skills center. A swift scan and immediately accurate feedback. This apparently works just as tempting as social media! Everyone is curious about their results and is motivated to pursue a successful test. This means that hand hygiene is put in a positive light. After a few months, almost 70% of our students have a correct technique of hand hygiene. This device does not fail in its target!
Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of microorganisms. The use of the Semmelweis Scanner makes it possible to evaluate the disinfection techniques and give individualized feedback to the healthcare workers. This way we create more awareness around the proper techniques for hand disinfection and provide a tool to optimize these techniques. By using the hand hygiene scanner we notice a higher involvement of our health care workers and a continuous motivation to further optimize their hand hygiene techniques.
There are many electronic systems on the market for monitoring hand hygiene compliance, but the Semmelweis Hand Hygiene Solution to my knowledge is the first and only system that allows the IP to monitor per cent compliance and also the correct technique which is the driving force in reducing HAIs. In addition, it is a cost-effective, time-saving way to educate staff.