Everyone has been stressing for you to "wash your hands" for weeks now but are we doing it correctly?
An Irish app company has released a new app to measure if people are doing it correctly.
SureWash’s interactive software system uses augmented reality and live video to measure people’s actual handwashing technique and then gives real-time feedback
Speaking to Dermot & Dave Co-founder Professor Gerard Lacey said, "The messages currently going around about singing the Happy Birthday song when washing your hands or doing it for 20 seconds are a good first step as it is better for people to be doing something rather than nothing. However, we believe that if you are going to do it, you should do it right.
“The most common place for microbes to breed are on the fingertips, which are often missed when people wash hands. And we typically touch our faces, usually with our fingertips, between 16 and 20 times per hour."
The company is also warning against wearing jewellery or chipped nail polish at this time.
“A simple wedding band is alright but jewellery – such as engagement rings – that have crevices where the virus can hide – should not be worn during this time. Also, chipped or worn nail polish should all be removed. Nail beds are a hot bed for the virus and should be kept immaculately clean,” said Prof. Lacey.
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