A new product that scans users’ hands to search for indicators of foodborne illnesses has been launched by New York-based company PathSpot Tech.
The PathSpot Hand Scanner, which was featured at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago last week, scans employees’ hands after they have been washed and dried, and can detect contamination behind foodborne illness including Salmonella, E.coli, Norovirus, Listeria, and Hepatitis A.
The creators see the product as a solution to a hygiene problem in the foodservice industry, claiming that there are “48 million cases of foodborne illness each year, and 97% of Americans do not wash their hands properly.”
The scan takes just two seconds, and biometric ID is used to track how well and how often employees are washing their hands.
For an introduction to the PathSpot hand scanner, see the video below: