In order to help people get into the habit of properly washing their hands, Samsung launched a Hand Wash application for Galaxy watch users.
The app is available for download on the Galaxy Store for Gear S3, Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2 users.
The World Health Organization has recommended frequent washing of hands among a slew of other measures to halt the spread of Covid-19. Hand wash is considered effective only when it lasts for full 20 seconds, according to healthcare professionals.
To make things easy, a small group of designers and developers from Samsung Research Institute-Bangalore, or SRI-B’s UX and wearable teams, worked round-the-clock over the last two weeks to come up with a solution that helps you keep healthy and safe.
Accordingly, SRI-B employees mostly working remotely from their homes built the ‘Hand Wash’ app a wearable app for Galaxy Watch that prompts users to clean their hands, a key preventive attribute to stay safe.
The ‘Hand Wash’ app on Galaxy Watch helps users maintain hand hygiene by periodically reminding them about it and ensuring each wash is thorough for the duration of 20 seconds in line with WHO recommended best practices. The app comes with preset reminders which users can customize further based on their needs and schedule.
Also, each time the user initiates the wash sequence, the ‘Hand Wash’ app tracks the time and provides users with haptic feedback after 25 seconds of wash cycle.
Five seconds are for turning on the tap and applying soap, while 20 seconds are for actual hand wash.
The ‘Hand Wash’ app also notifies users if they miss any of scheduled pit stops to the wash basin!