Healthcare Cleaning Detection Utility
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-30
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Using a solution detecting sensor (to detect either water or other liquid) or touch sensors embedded into the body of the scanner the scanner can detect if and when it has been cleaned by the operator. That detection can be used by an application, by host software, or by Remote Scanner management software to ensure proper workflow. For example, the scanner parameter settings may require an operator to read a barcode then wipe down the scanner. If the user does scan a barcode but does not wipe down the scanner, the scanner may be disabled and will not scan the next barcode until it detects that it has been wiped down. The setting parameters can be dependent on number of scans and or time periods.