HandInScan Ltd. is a health-tech company focusing on the unmet and critical need of reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that causes more than 250,000 unnecessary deaths in the developed world and 1.4 million cases a day worldwide.
HandInScan was formed in 2012 as a spin-off of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Original founders were private individuals from the engineering development team, aiming to create a device to objectively control hand hygiene performance of medical staff. The innovation and the technology transfer received numerous international awards. After the initial successful validation with early prototypes of the Hand-in-Scan device, the application domains were significantly extended to target clean manufacturing sites, the food industry and high-end tourism. The founders’ core team skill set included biomedical engineering, infection prevention and control, electrical engineering, computer science, finance, marketing and project management. The company exclusively licensed the relevant patent from BME, entitled “Method and apparatus for hand disinfection quality control (HU P1000523)”.
HandInScan has a key partnership agreement with its regional development partner, the Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), and continued working together with researchers at BME(see Partners).