Wearable sensors in medical education: Supporting hand hygiene training with a forearm EMG

Ekaterina Kutafina, David Laukamp, Stephan M. Jonas

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Abstract

Lack of proper hand hygiene is a common source of hospital acquired infections. Training and evaluating efficiency in hand washing is therefore an important part of medical education. Here, we propose to use the Myo wearable armband to measure correctness of hand washing for mobile learning. Myo's sensors are designed in order to recognize the activity of the forearm, palm and fingers. Using signal processing and machine learning, the quality of the hand washing process can be estimated and used as evaluation in medical teaching. The project is in its initial phase, thus we present preliminary results and a vision of future development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationpHealth 2015 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health
EditorsBernd Blobel, Mobyen Uddin Ahmed, Maria Linden
PublisherIOS Press
Pages286-291
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995159
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2015 - Vasteras, Sweden
Duration: 2 Jun 20154 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume211
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, pHealth 2015
Country/TerritorySweden
CityVasteras
Period2/06/154/06/15

Keywords

  • EMG
  • Elearning
  • Gesture recognition
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Human activity recognition
  • Mobile health
  • Mobile learning
  • Myo

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