Adam Joy

Adam Joy

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Ultra

An innovative way to encourage hand hygiene

Ultra is a product that is aimed at the 68% of people who fail to wash their hands after they visit the toilet. Failing to wash hands after visiting the toilet may make you more susceptible to catching illnesses such as MRSA, C-Difficile and Influenza. By aiming the product at young people it is hoped that, in future years when they become adults, the habit of hand washing will be instilled in them. Ultra utilises ultra-violet light technology allowing users to view bacteria on their hands. By enabling people to see the bacteria, it is hoped that it will cause a shock reaction; making them more aware of the problems surrounding poor hand hygiene that previously they have ignored. Ultra enables people to wash their hands using traditional soap and water as well as more modern anti-bacterial hand rub. By using both products, it helps prevent a vast array of infections that are directly related to hand hygiene. The copper plated plug helps prevent bacteria from forming on the inside of the unit itself. Ultra is deisgned to be installed in public washrooms.