Tackling Occupational and Nosocomial Infection using Vitex-Medical Assistant Tool

Faith-Michael Uzoka, Mugisha Gift, Kingsley Attai, Boluwaji A. Akinnuwesi, Samali V. Mlay, Peter Zeh, Arnold Kiirya, Christine Muhumza, Justine N. Bukenya, Christie Akwaowo, Oryina Kingsley Akputu, Mercy E. Edoho, Ifiok Udo, Lucy Amaiyo, Andile S. Metfula, Gorretti Kyeyune

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Abstract

In middle- and low-income countries where higher nosocomial infection rates have been reported, approximately 5% to 10% of hospitalized patients have some infection acquired after admission. Recent studies suggest that contaminated environmental surfaces may play a major role in the transmission of nosocomial infections. Therefore, this study presents an e-Medical Assistant Tool (Vitex), which is a mobile device that disinfects wards of 100 square feet in a single cycle which can be increased since the device is mobile by using powerful U.V rays of 222nm that can be used in occupied rooms without adverse effects on human health. It also employs artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning to improve patient care and practitioner assistance. Unlike existing similar devices, our innovation disinfects the ward, and facilitates healthcare provision via remote patient consultation and diagnosis; thus, bringing care nearer to the patient.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST-Africa 2022 Conference Proceedings
EditorsMiriam Cunningham, Paul Cunningham
PublisherIST-Africa Institute and IIMC
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-905824-68-7
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2022
EventIST-AFRICA - Virtual
Duration: 16 May 202220 May 2022
http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2022/

Conference

ConferenceIST-AFRICA
Period16/05/2220/05/22
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Keywords

  • Medical assistance tool, middle- and low-income countries, nosocomial infection, healthcare access

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