Student invents bracelet to track hand washing

April 29, 2020

A sixth-grade Florida student invents a bracelet that tracks whether or not you wash your hands, especially after using the bathroom. It also lets your boss know. Varun Singh from Anderson Middle School in Florida was looking for ways to make people wash their hands even before the pandemic hit.

"It was by chance COVID-19 came up, and that made this project super important," Varun Singh said sot ABC 15.

He had entered into the Martin County School District’s science fair with the idea. His mother works in the medical field where hand washing is very important.

"It struck an idea in my head that if we somehow came up with a way to track our handwashing, then maybe this would fix the problem," Singh said to ABC 15.

The bracelet he designed uses RFID technology or Radio Frequency Identification.

"It's often used in credit cards when you use an ATM, or maybe a pass when you scan it on the bus," Singh explained to ABC 15.

The bracelet automatically scans when someone flushes and then it scans again when someone washed their hands and records the information into a database.

This story was originally published by ABC 15.

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