Design Science is a problem solving discipline introduced by Buckminster Fuller that focuses on evaluating core goals of a problem. Applied to reducing HAIs, it revealed inherent limitations of the existing disinfection approaches would restrict their abilities to reduce HAIs much below current levels. However, it also found a slight shift in the disinfection goal offered a solution that shared none of earlier limitations and result in significant improvements in HAI reductions.
Download > A Design Science Approach to Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (PDF)
UV Angel is Preventive Disinfection
UV Angel eliminates superbugs multiple times a day without the need for human assistance.
HAI (Healthcare-associated Infections)
The HAI National Action Plan proposed targets for 2020 are aggressive and it is imperative that hospitals continue to innovate if they are to succeed. Disinfecting technology after every interaction with the patient is an insurmountable task. Hospitals need help reducing bio-burden - independent of human intervention - around the clock.
Over 9% of total hospital inpatient costs are HAI related.
In 2011, an estimated +720k patients contracted an infection in an acute care hospital in the US.
Disinfection Method Comparison
The surface protection from UV Angel is far superior to other methods such as chemical wipes or radiating whole rooms with high energy UV-C radiation.
Cost Comparison - (UV Angel vs. Wipes)
WIPES 3X/DAY DISPOSABLE WIPE (MANUAL)
|3X PER DAY PER DEVICE||$6.68|
|PER DEVICE: (1) YEAR||$2,438.20|
|PER DEVICE: (2) YEARS||$4,876.40|
UV ANGEL 40X/DAY (AUTOMATED)
|3X PER DAY PER DEVICE||$0.38|
|PER DEVICE: (1) YEAR||$460.00|
|PER DEVICE: (2) YEARS||$460.00|
UV ANGEL SAVINGS
|SAVINGS USING UV ANGEL||ESTIMATED SAVINGS|
|PER DAY PER DEVICE||$6.30|
|PER DEVICE: (1) YEAR||$1,978.20|
|PER DEVICE: (2) YEARS||$4,416.40|
All of our Angels have the ability to record their own disinfection statistics while syncing with the UVA Cloud.
With UVA Cloud one can:
- Run disinfection reports for compliance and reporting purposes.
- Quantify surface interaction and contamination down to the second.
- Manage, configure, and organize your UV Angel by: