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    Pilot evaluation of a ward-based automated hand hygiene training system

    Ghosh, Anarta and Ameling, Stefan and Zhou, Jiang and Lacey, Gerard and Creamer, Eilish and Dolan, Anthony and Sherlock, Orla and Humphreys, Hilary (2013) Pilot evaluation of a ward-based automated hand hygiene training system. American Journal of Infection Control, 41 (4). pp. 368-370. ISSN 01966553

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    A novel artificial intelligence (AI) system (SureWash; GLANTA, Dublin, Ireland) was placed on a ward with 45 staff members for two 6-day periods to automatically assess hand hygiene technique and the potential effectiveness of the automated training system. Two human reviewers assessed videos from 50 hand hygiene events with an interrater reliability (IIR) of 88% (44/50). The IIR was 88% (44/50) for the human reviewers and 80% (40/50) for the software. This study also investigated the poses missed and the impact of feedback on participation (+113%), duration (+11%), and technique (+2.23%). Our findings showed significant correlation between the human raters and the computer, demonstrating for the first time in a clinical setting the potential use of this type of AI technology in hand hygiene training.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ward-based education; E-learning; Technique measurement; Artificial intelligence; Computer video analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 16895
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    Depositing User: Gerard Lacey
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 15:36
    Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Infection Control
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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