28 October, 2022
Unique invention eliminates cross contamination and waste
GloveU Hygiene Platforms AB, a Swedish innovation company, launches a patented system to apply disposable gloves. The GloveU DT100 automatically applies the glove on the hand in less than 3 seconds. The system reduces cross-contamination by 99%, saves one workday per user per month and reduces glove waste to near zero.
Over 100 billion disposable gloves are used every year and demand is rising. The costs of poor hand hygiene are high, especially in the food and healthcare industries. The Swedish Food Agency's food poisoning reports show that poor hand hygiene is the second most common contributing factor to food poisoning. In the EU the annual cost of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) is €7BN and results in 16 million extra days of hospital stay and 110.000 deaths.
The inventor Håkan Löfholm got the idea while waiting at a deli counter for the clerk to apply disposable gloves manually and slowly before serving him. Why not have a machine do it instead, he thought. This could save time, improve hygiene, and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
The GloveU DT 100 will be in production in May 2023, sold initially in the EU and the UK followed by global availability. It can be ordered now through the company’s website www.gloveu.se. or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a demo.
“Why has it taken so long before we merchants have access to an automatic glove donning machine? Pulling on the gloves manually is a stone age occurrence. Absolutely amazing.” says Conny Holmström, Manager ICA Supermarket (major grocery chain in Sweden)
Jesper Berthold, CEO GloveU Hygiene Platforms AB
GloveU Hygiene Platforms collaborates with:
- Scanfil – manufactures the GloveU DT100
- SafeDon - manufactures the gloves used by the GloveU DT100.
- ConcreteIT - develops the cloud software that supports the GloveU DT100 with glove order management.
Scanfil is an international manufacturing partner and system supplier for the electronics industry with over 45 years of experience in demanding manufacturing. Scanfil provides its customers with an extensive array of services, ranging from product design to product manufacturing, material procurement and logistics solutions.
Scanfil’s network of factories consists of 9 production units in Europe, Asia, and North America. The company employs about 3 300 people and its turnover is almost EUR 700 million. Scanfil plc is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
“We are proud to be chosen as GloveU’s partner in development and production. It will be really exciting to be a part of GloveU’s journey forward”, says Steve Creutz, Managing Director at Scanfil Åtvidaberg, Sweden.
About SafeDon Norge AS
Safedon Norge As is a medtech company operating in the Scandinavian health care markets. Safedon’s products are produced using a patented packing technology ensuring disposable gloves are presented from the bottom of the box and can be dispensed one by one and by the cuff only. This unique design ensures all gloves are dispensed in the most hygienic way and allows an effective and trouble-free hygienic donning for all end users. Safedon is excited to continue its cooperation with GloveU in the final developments of the automated hygienic glove donning system.
About Concrete IT AB
Concrete IT is a consulting company that guides companies into the future with innovative solutions in tech, security, organization, and leadership. To provide real value, Concrete IT’s consultants go beyond their tasks to capture and solve challenges even outside of their assignments. Concrete IT has connected the GloveU product via an IoT platform and developed a backend system for follow-up and monitoring.
“GloveU is an outstanding product, and we are excited to have been able to contribute our software expertise”, says Krister Arledal, CEO at Concrete IT.