HAI (Healthcare Acquired Infections) affect about 5% of patients admitted to hospitals and is a largely preventable problem that commonly results in death. To help decrease HAIs the Aureol targets the indirect transmission route of infections by utilizing germicidal UV-C lights on healthcare staff’s personal equipment. With LED UV-C lights now possible, the Aureol can be laid flat, turned into a loop, reversed, extended with multiples to accommodate different healthcare environment’s needs. This form offers a convenient and versatile way for busy staff to disinfect stethoscopes, iPads, Vocera technologies, and cell phones with out the use of chemicals.

Janet Song Kim