Startup Launches Device That Reminds People To Sanitise Their Hands

New to market, the patented Sanitiser Sentinel has now officially launched, making it the world’s first spoken and visual reminder for hand sanitisation, with clinical trials already secured at a number of NHS and private medical practices across the United Kingdom.

The Sentinel is a standalone unit that can easily be attached above or close to a hand sanitiser or soap dispenser, with an infra-red sensor that detects when a person comes within range of the machine. When the sensor is set off, a light will flash and the Sentinel will play a recorded and selectable message that will remind the passer-by to wash or sanitise their hands.
The inclusion of such a unit in public settings will ensure that hand sanitisation protocols are followed without the need for a permanent member of staff present. It will contribute towards the saving of many lives by helping to encourage handwashing and limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Sentinel has 26 selectable messages and sounds in a number of different languages, with toggles to turn the sound and lights on and off, fit for any circumstance. There is also an option to add your own bespoke or corporate message via a micro SD card. It is easy to set up and can be deployed anywhere in the world. The volume is also easily adjustable, making it easy to keep it at a manageable level.
The product has been launched by Vivian Blick and Neil Norris, based in Gloucestershire, who have a vast knowledge of and experience in the technology and engineering sector.

Vivian Blick, Founder of Sanitiser Sentinel, commented: “In all of my years of global product inventions, manufacturing and production, I don’t think I have ever worked on a project that has the potential to save so many lives. We are excited to be launching the world’s first visual and spoken hand sanitisation reminder, that not only saves lives but also helps to limit the spread of harmful diseases.

"It is often easy for people to forget to sanitise their hands, especially when there is no one manning these stations, so this removes the potential for human error. The interest and take up that we have already had from both clinical and private organisations alongside global distribution companies shows just how valued this product already is.”

Startup Details

Startup Details


Sanitiser Sentinel

Sanitiser Sentinel is a patented design solution to encourage people to sanitise or wash their hands. The Sanitiser Sentinel automatically detects people approaching the sanitiser station, and makes an announcement and illuminates the sanitiser. This simple but clever process reinforces the sanitise message and encourages everyone passing nearby a sanitiser to use it.

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    Gloucester, UK
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    Vivian Blick
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