Dr Elke Hacker has developed a way to check if you are washing your hands properly to avoid picking up the coronavirus infection. The ‘smart’ handwashing station she has developed integrates a UV light and camera technology to provide a visual representation of how clean your hands are after washing.
“The method is simple,” Dr Hacker said. “You apply a fluorescent moisturiser to your hands and then wash them.
“Most of us, before the coronavirus epidemic, washed our hands for about five seconds, but since the outbreak we are taking longer washing them, however, technique is just as important as the time you spend with the soap and water.