General Sensing and Quuppa Partnership

We’re thrilled about our partnership with Quuppa. Their Intelligent Location Technology, which offers us robust meter-level accuracy and mobile device compatibility, creates exciting new opportunities for our products and customers.

“Ensuring the best possible care in hospitals is vitally important. The MedSense solutions contribute to the health and safety of hospital patients. These are the kind of values Quuppa can stand behind and this is why we are happy to partner with General Sensing," says Kimmo Kalliola, CEO of Quuppa.

About Quuppa

QUUPPA provides reliable real-time sub-meter positioning for location-based solutions and services. Quuppa systems have been successfully applied across various industries including healthcare, industrial internet, retail, security and sports. Quuppa is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT ICT Labs supports innovative SMEs in their international growth.

 

MedSense Featured in MIT Spotlight

We're very honored to be featured in the MIT Spotlight! A big thank you to Rob from MIT News for doing such a terrific job.

If you want to learn more about how MedSense helps hospitals improve hand hygiene and reduce patient wait times, you can read the full article here.

General Sensing Partners with Lytro

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Lytro. We have been closely following their progress over the past few years and we are thrilled that we are finally getting the chance to work with Lytro's revolutionary light field technology.

Read the full press release here.

About Lytro

Lytro is reinventing photography by combining a novel hardware array with cutting-edge computational graphics to capture a more complete and immersive picture of the world in three dimensions. Lytro is the first company to bring an entirely new category, Light Field Photography, to the consumer and professional markets by transforming the camera into a powerful computational photography platform that fundamentally captures a richer set of image data compared to conventional digital or film cameras. Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. Ren Ng, whose Ph.D. research on Light Field Photography won Stanford University's prize for best thesis in computer science in 2006, as well as the internationally recognized ACM Dissertation award, founded the company in 2006.

Same Goal, Different Approach

MedSense was recently mentioned in a Wired piece by Margaret Rhodes (A Gadget Designed to Finally Make Doctors Wash Their Hands Enough) and although the article's main focus was on one of our competitors, we're extremely pleased to see hand hygiene compliance monitoring get some much-deserved press coverage.

General Sensing and our competitors have the same goal of saving lives by improving hand hygiene and reducing the spread of HAIs. One difference between our offerings is how each of us approaches behavior change. This competitor aims to exploit a very potent emotion: shame. Their badges display visible warnings in front of their patients when a healthcare worker fails to perform hand hygiene.

We take the opposite approach with MedSense by harnessing the power of positive reinforcement. By adopting mechanisms commonly found in games, MedSense engages healthcare professionals in an incentive system that involves points and medals. Akin to a frequent flier program, users are awarded HQ Points on MedSense HQ, our web-based compliance reporting tool, each time they successfully perform hand hygiene at Moments 1 and 4. Coupled with leader boards that recognize top performers, this fosters a culture of spirited competition between colleagues without resorting to negative emotions.

HQ Points also provide additional motivation through implementation of a redemption plan, at the facility's discretion, where HQ Points are redeemed for gifts or prizes such as a gift certificate or a pair of movie tickets.

One commenter in the Wired article opined, "We need to stop avoiding shame. Shame is good, useful, and motivating." From our perspective, respectful, friendly competition and positive reinforcement can be equally as powerful and galvanising.

And that's a wrap!

And that's a wrap!

We're now back in the office from APIC 2014 missing that lovely Californian sun. We had a great time in Anaheim and we want to thank everyone that stopped by our booth. It was an absolute pleasure meeting everybody. We're honored to have the opportunity to share our ideas and technology with people as passionate about hand hygiene as we are. Until next year!

Didn't get a chance to stop by? We'll also be at Reducing HCAIs: Tackling Anti-Microbial Resistance in London next Tuesday, June 24. We would love to meet you!

MedSense Wins iF Product Design Award 2013

MedSense Wins iF Product Design Award 2013

General Sensing is delighted to announce that – out of 3,011 entries – MedSense, has been honored with an award at the illustrious International Forum Design competition.

For 60 years, the iF Product Design Award and the iF brand has grown to become an internationally recognized symbol for outstanding achievements in design. This year, 49 industry stalwarts and design experts judged over 3,000 entries in 16 different categories, honoring entries that mirror both current trends in design and the economic benefits delivered by well-designed products.

General Sensing in London

We will be attending and exhibiting at Govtoday’s final conference of their Reducing HCAIs 2012 series – A Whole System Approach, at the Brewery in London on Wednesday 24th October.

General Sensing’s CEO, Philip Liang, will be giving a talk on the current generation of hand hygiene compliance solutions available on the market today. He will be presenting the case for electronic compliance monitoring solutions and the integral role that they will play in the ongoing fight against HCAIs.

Thank You APIC 2012 Attendees!

We just want to say a big thank you to all of you that came to see us at our booth. It was an absolute pleasure speaking with you all and we hope that you found our conversations as productive and informative as we did. See you all next year in Fort Lauderdale for APIC 2013!

Visit us at APIC 2012

This year from June 4th to June 6th General Sensing will be exhibiting at the APIC 2012 Annual Conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. If you are in the neighborhood or if you are already attending APIC 2012, please feel free to stop by and say hello. We will have live demonstrations of MedSense and the General Sensing team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. See you there!

APIC’s 39th Annual Educational Conference & International Meeting is the most comprehensive gathering dedicated to infection prevention clinical education. Offering focused learning sessions, a solutions-filled expo hall, and ample networking opportunities, APIC 2012 provides healthcare professionals with unparalleled opportunities to learn from and engage with infection prevention experts.

For more information, please visit the official APIC 2012 website.

MedSense Paper Published

A paper has just been published by the BMC Infectious Diseases journal which shows that the MedSense system is effective at electronically monitoring the WHO’s Five Moments of Hand Hygiene. This is a great achievement for our product and our friends at Queen Mary Hospital, who have worked so hard on this paper.

The paper and its abstract is available at the BMC Infectious Diseases website.