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Introducing the Buddy Badge System

A philosophical departure from the competition plus our more advanced technology sets Buddy Badge apart

Smart Prompts

Badges issue intelligent prompts to clean hands only when hand hygiene opportunities have been missed.

Safe Patient Care

The buddy badge system is a friend helping provide safe patient care. The system produces continous estimates of individual patient exposure to risk of infection.

Instant Reports

Individual and group reports along with dispenser actuation counts are instantly available on any mobile device. Staff can choose to be ananymous.

Advanced Technology Based on Science

Buddy Badge System is based on more than seventeen years of scientific research and iterative clinical testing. It is designed to work with healthcare staff workflows and requires no IT changes or building modifications to install and use. Buddy Badge System has been tested at five Toronto Rehab care units at UHN, with results reported in 19 published peer-reviewed journal papers, covering over 459,000 hand hygiene opportunities in our landmark papers.


Licensing & Intellectual Property

The company has the exclusive and worldwide license to all intellectual property related to KITE-UHN’s Hand Hygiene Technology (i.e. Buddy Badge System). It has 8 granted patents.

Engineering Innovation Effective and Affordable Solution Social Innovation Fully Customizable Design and Report

Hygienic Echo addresses the needs of all stakeholders - hospitals, patients and nurses.

The Buddy Badge System is both a technological innovation and a social innovation. Physically, the Buddy Badge is comprised of wearable badges, infrared zone markers, dispenser counters, and charging stations. The Buddy Badge discreetly prompts health care workers to perform hand hygiene when entering or leaving a patient room if they have not already done so. The Buddy Badge is focused on being a “buddy” to health care professionals. That means we are focused on solving problems for the staff as well as the hospital!

Instant prompting provided by the Buddy Badge can double hand hygiene. 8 granted patents. No radio-frequency transmissions. Ready for AI-enabled solution.

Buddy Badge is focused on being a “buddy” to health care professionals. Staff can choose to be anonymous as well.

More than 17 years of scientific research and iterative clinical testing. Reducing hospital stay by one day would already pay for Buddy Badge use per patient bed for 3 years.

The system is designed to be customizable for the users (e.g. personalized reports and dashboards), and customizable for different types of settings (e.g. LTC, food industry, etc.).

Reminds

Reminds staff to wash hands when needed


Monitors

Monitors individual patient exposure risk


Protects

Protects staff safety by calculating their individual exposure

Reminds

Reminds staff to wash hands when needed


Monitors

Monitors individual patient exposure risk


Protects

Protects staff safety by calculating their individual exposure

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The Buddy Badge System was incubated at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (now KITE), a division of UHN

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