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What You Don't Know About Handwashing Can Make You Sick

SureWashTurns out most of us have been washing our hands wrong all our lives. Improper handwashing technique can lead to increased risk of colds, flu, bacterial infections and icky intestinal bouts. It's especially scary in hospitals, where 50,000 people die every year from infections related to poor hand hygiene.

But there's hand-hygiene help! A high-tech training gadget called SureWash uses a Microsoft Kinect camera and video gaming technology developed in Ireland to train medical personnel to correctly wash their hands. Wellbody Academy’s Germnasium has the only public-use SureWash machine in the world. Come check it out. And listen to an interview on KOMO News Radio with SureWash CEO, Sean Bay. (Enjoy the handwashing guru's charming Irish brogue.) 

Coming soon on the Wellbody Blog: A video demo of SureWash. Enjoy! But please visit Wellbody Academy in person to use the SureWash training stations to properly learn the World Health Organization’s recommended handwashing techniques. There’s no extra charge for SureWash or any Wellbody Academy activities: It’s all included in your admission to Pacific Science Center and always free for members. We want to help you stay well!

 

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