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Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

by Lambert Varias

Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show the master modder set his sights on a loftier goal – making sure hospital employees keep their hands clean. Acting upon a request of a physician, Heck made a motion detecting, actively reminding and data-logging hand sanitizer.

ben heck motion detecting hand sanitizer mod

To sum up the episode, Heck took a button-less hand sanitizer and added motion sensors, a speaker for an audio reminder and indicator lights. As I mentioned the modded sanitizer also logs events, so if the audio cue and the lights don’t convince hospital personnel to wash, their boss will. The man in the argyle sweater is Arun Mathews, the physician who gave Ben Heck the idea for the project. I heartily recommend that you watch the whole show, as jargon-filled as it is, but if you’re pressed for time, you can skip to about 15 minutes in to see the final product in action.

I wonder if using a Kinect would have been overkill for this project. Come to think of it, I’ve never heard of Heck come up with any Kinect hacks or mods. Someone send that as an idea for his next show. I have to work.

[The Ben Heck Show via 7 Gadgets]


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