The HyGreen Intelligent Hand Hygiene System, a tripartite defense
against Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), has been selected as a
winner in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.Xhale Innovations,
., a subsidiary of Xhale, Inc. with corporate headquarters in
Gainesville, teamed up with ROBRADY
of Sarasota to make
award-winning device. "Choosing ROBRADY has been one of the best
decisions we've made," says Richard Allen, chief executive officer of
Xhale. "They did an outstanding job of helping us with ideation, and
integrated the design concepts with customer-driven ergonomics and our
unique engineering requirements."
What's the big deal? Let's
start with the device can help eliminate the spread of germs, which is
critical in a hospital environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control
is the fourth-leading disease killer behind cancer, heart disease and
HyGreen Intelligent Hand Hygiene System uses vapor technology that
alerts patients and staff about unclean hands.
a real intelligent system, but it's also a non-encumbering system,"
says Rob Brady, CEO and design director for ROBRADY. "The hospital now
has a literal way of tracking to make sure that people
are abiding by CDC standards for handwashing. It's a great tool for
measuring because the hospital can show the data, and the insurance
company that governs the hospital can be assured that the hospital is
living up to compliance."
The medical industry
is the first to see this type of device, but it has great potential for
the restaurant industry and other businesses that consider cleanliness a
critical component of their mission.
is one of the most prestigious awards in the medical device industry,
and this year will mark the second year that ROBRADY has won an award. A
formal presentation will be made June 9
in New York City to Jeff Nichols, program manager for the HyGreen
Steve MacFarlane, lead mechanical designer.
Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Rob Brady, ROBRADY