We are proud to receive Gold and silver in the European Product Design Award 2017
Gold Prize in Design For Society / Design for Public Awareness
Silver Prize in Industrial And Life Science Design / Safety Designs
Every year poor hand hygiene in hospitals kills 16 million patients around the world – more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. All studies from the WHO show that good and proper hand hygiene can substantially reduce health care-associated infection rates and even eliminate them altogether. And yet, the hand hygiene compliance among health care staff is only around 40%. There are two main reasons for this problem:
1) Hand hygiene takes time.
2) The staff mobility is high, so they skip hand hygiene when an emergency or unpredictable situation occurs.
¬Yellowone Handsafe (YHS) is designed based on the insights of the in-depth field observation of healthcare staff and their everyday challenges at work, concerning hand hygiene issues.
YHS is a single-use, wearable ”point of care” alcohol-based hand rub dispenser. Healthcare staff has easy access to hand cleaning without having to leave the patient zone. YHS facilitates the right action to take place at the right time and in the most efficient way as recommended by the WHO.
YHS is an ergonomic and timesaving solution. It provides the correct dosages each time. Furthermore, the product takes into account of the aesthetics, signal value, visibility and identity, which naturally can be part of different hospital cultures worldwide.
The health care staffs in Denmark has used YHS for more than a year and it has proven its effect – healthcare staff does wash their hands more frequently and correctly – especially in emergencies and unpredictable situations, when wearing YHS. Furthermore, the visibility and the strong signal value of YHS has become an important ambassador for hand hygiene. The doctors and nurses are feeling proud of having YHS in their pockets.
YHS is also successfully being tested outside hospital settings; in paramedics, catering businesses, nursing homes, home/day care and kindergartens – both in Denmark and abroad.
Yellowone Handsafe has won the Danish Designaward 2016 in the category “Better Work”
We received the award for the design solution Yellowone Handsafe a simple and comprehensible solution that makes it easy for healthcare workers to disinfect their hands without leaving the patient’s side, thus serving as part of the solution to the global problem of poor hand hygiene, which annually costs more than 16 million lives. Yellowone Handsafe is. a wearable ‘point of care’ alcohol-based hand disinfection dispenser. It gives healthcare staff easy access to hand cleaning without having to leave the patient zone. YHS is right at your fingertips and therefore supports the hospital staff’s workflow and tempo.
The jury says
Yellowone Handsafe can make a big difference; every year, poor hand hygiene in hospitals kills 16 million patients around the world, says the WHO. That is more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yellowone is a part of the solution to this massive global problem. It is simple, easy to understand and always located where it should be – right at your fingertips – regardless of infrastructure and complex situations. Yellowone Handsafe can be implemented anywhere, irrespective of country, cultural differences or different infrastructures.
Not only does the design of Yellowone Handsafe communicate the purpose of the product perfectly; it is a clever way of solving a well-known problem. It has a strong signal value and improves safety for the hospital staff, patients and their relatives.
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Take a round tour on the site and read all about the project – from research to realization.
A huge thank you to TrygFonden in Denmark who has supported us through the research and development phase.
Please help us to spread the news about this new product. We believe that this product is innovative and has great potential to reduce hospital-related infections worldwide and also preventing people getting infected in the future.
Yellowone Handsafe is a wearable ”point of care” alcohol-based hand rub dispenser. Health-care staff has access to cleaning their hands – quick and easy – without having to leave the patient zone. This solution facilitates the right action to occur at the right time and in the right way as recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO). Yellowone Handsafe improves hand hygiene by supporting and promoting correct behaviour among the staff and in the end saving patient lives.
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