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1. (WO2001033529) HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/033529    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/029896
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 31 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: G08B 21/00
Applicants: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: WILDMAN, Timothy, D.
GALLANT, Dennis, J.
HAUSMAN, Phill
Title: HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEM
Abstract:
A hygiene monitoring system (100), which incorporate various features of the present invention, monitor location of persons (110) in a facility, location of equipment (115) in the facility, activities performed by persons (110) in the facility, activities performed by equipment (115) in the facility, and/or activities performed on equipment (115) in the facility. From such gathered information, the hygiene monitoring system (100) determines whether certain actions (e.g. washing of a person's hands (107), washing of a piece of equipment (115) need to take place in order to comply with a hygiene policy defined for the facility. The hygiene monitoring system (100) may evaluate level of compliance with the hygiene policy, and provide persons (110) with information (e.g. alerts, reminders, etc.) which aid in increasing the level of compliance with the hygiene policy.