Ariel Noyman 2020

Ariel Noyman 

SoapCam is a WIP Human Computer Interaction system that motivates proper hand washing routines.

"Hand hygiene is the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent infections."  (WHO)

"Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick." (CDC) 

What is SoapCam ?

Washing hands is a simple yet highly effective way to reduce the risk of spreading  contagious diseases. Still,  one of the biggest challenges  is to encourage proper hand washing amongst the general public, especially with children. 

SoapCam is a simple Computer Vision system that uses a pre-trained Deep Learning model to detect proper  hand washing. 

How does it work? 

When user approach the faucet,  SoapCam aims to measure the accumulated washing time  as well as detect whether both hands are being washed. Audio cues and visual feedback allow users to follow proper washing routines, or be promoted to improve.  

Using light-weight software, SoapCam can be embedded on low-cost devices, or even a mobile phone.    

Cameras in restrooms? Really? 

WashCam run entirely on local device and requires no network connection, thus no image data ever leaves the device. Further versions could be embedded within the faucet fixture itself, so that it will operate similar to common infrared proximity detectors used in most public restroom.