Healthcare associated infections result in over 90,000 deaths at a cost of $4.5 â€“ 5.7 billion annually. The Physician Tracking Project seeks to create a wireless sensor network which tracks the activity of physicians within a clinic. The system will log and notify physicians if he or she has approached a patient without the reapplication or cleansing of the hands. The project is in support and collaboration with the UC Davis Medical Center.
Project end date: 08/12/09