YOUR HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS
We are a team of 16 innovators and engineers focused on combining technology and education to improve community health. Based out of Northwestern University, we intimately know the effects of poor student health on academic achievement. Across industries, when people are sick, success suffers. With new and sophisticated technology at our fingertips, we are refining old approaches to universal health problems.
HEALTH STARTS WITH HAND WASHING
Medical journals cite hand washing as the best way to reduce the spread of disease. It takes 20 seconds of hand washing to kill germs, yet the average person washes for only eight. As 80% of infectious diseases spread through touch, when we fail to wash our hands properly, we leave ourselves vulnerable to preventable illnesses. Better health begins with effective hand washing.
City Health Tech is developing a program that integrates education and technology to teach, track, and reinforce good hygiene habits. Our program begins with an IoT-enabled sink-attachment timer that is low cost, easy to install, and visually engaging to encourage proper hand washing. Our technology captures data on users’ behavior and provides metrics to track and improve their progress.
SCHOOLS & ABSENTEEISM
In high-contact environments like schools, illness runs rampant. 40% of students miss three or more school days annually due to illness, resulting in 164 million absences nationally. Public schools receive funding based on the number of seats they fill. As a result, illness-related absenteeism translates to $6.5 billion in lost funding. Teaching children proper hygiene is our best tool to fight costly absenteeism in schools and embed students with lifelong healthy habits.
PARTNER WITH US
This spring, we will pilot our program in classrooms to demonstrate its measurable impact on behavior. Our long-term goal is to improve student health, reduce absenteeism, and return lost funding to school systems. Support our mission by implementing our technology in your classroom, business, or restaurant. Reach out to partner with us here: