New device can detect bacteria on hands

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According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), proper hand washing can reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhoea by 31 percent. However, the CDC also found that 62 percent of restaurant workers don't wash their hands after handling raw beef. Now, entrepreneurs Christine Schindler and Dutch Waanders have developed a device that could help workers to wash their hands more effectively. The pair have developed PathSpot, a device that uses spectroscopy to check bacteria levels on employees’ hands. PathSpot consists of a small, black box connected to an iPad. The box emits light on a specific…

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