Publication

Is it feasible to use a humanoid robot to promote hand hygiene adherence in a hospital setting?

Worlikar, H.
Vyas Vadhiraj, V.
Murray, Aoife
O’Connell, J.
Connolly, Cornelia
Walsh, J.C.
O’Keeffe, D.T.
Citation
Worlikar, H., Vadhiraj, V. Vyas, Murray, Aoife, O’Connell, J., Connolly, C., Walsh, J. C., & O’Keeffe, D. T. (2022). Is it feasible to use a humanoid robot to promote hand hygiene adherence in a hospital setting? Infection Prevention in Practice, 4(1), 100188. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infpip.2021.100188
Abstract
Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are a prevalent preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Improving hand hygiene adherence is important for HCAI prevention. In this feasibility study, the objective was to determine if a humanoid robot could act as a novel single reminder intervention to improve hand hygiene adherence in a hospital setting. DAVE, a social humanoid robot, improved hand hygiene adherence at the entrance to a tertiary hospital and outpatient department, which was low at baseline, by 29%. DAVE shows promise as a novel intervention to improve hand hygiene adherence.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publisher DOI
10.1016/j.infpip.2021.100188
Rights
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)