In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Tamás Haidegger, Co-founder of HandInScan, joins us to share what he and HandInScan are doing to improve hand hygiene and patient outcomes across the globe.
Listen in as Tamás and host, Bradley Whitchurch, discuss:
- The mission to help professionals provide better care
- The technology behind HandInScan
- The benefits of a UV-based hand hygiene assessment method
- The importance of the data collected in correlation with improving hand hygiene & patient safety
- How cloud-based data saves time of workflow and training
- HandInScan’s work with WHO and the leaders of ISO
- Covid’s push to improve hand hygiene in all public spaces
- What to expect in the future for HandInScan
Tamás Haidegger received his MSc degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, then PhD in medical robotics. He received habilitation from Óbuda University in 2022. His main field of research is on medical technologies, control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and digital health technologies. Currently, he is associate professor at Óbuda University, serving as the director of the University Research and Innovation Center (EKIK), and as the technical lead of medical robotics research at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics. Besides, he is a research area manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), working on minimally invasive surgical simulation and training, medical robotics and usability/workflow assessment through ontologies. Tamás is the co-founder of a university spin-off—HandInScan—focusing on objective hand hygiene control in the medical environment, member of the World Health Organization POPS group. He is an active member of various other professional organizations, including the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (serving as an associate VP), IEEE SMC, IEEE EMBS, IEEE SA and euRobotics aisbl, holding leadership positions in the IEEE Hungary Section as well. He is a national delegate to the ISO TC299 standardization committee focusing on the safety and performance of medical robots and the ISO TC 304 working on hand hygiene and patient safety standards, furthermore, involved in the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Acta Polytechnica Hungarica and Associate Editor to the IEEE Trans. on Medical Robotics and Bionics, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and the Intl. J. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Tamas is the author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers, books, articles across the various domains of biomedical engineering, with over 2000 independent citations to his work.
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