How to gather real-time information about the condition of sanitation facilities all over the world?
Gathering information from the field is a slow process. Access to many communities in remote areas can be challenging. And processing information is very time consuming. The goal is to get automatic real-time, reliable data about WASH, Health and Education in schools, Hospitals. Offices and Public Places.

The san-trac concept was started in Finland at the Aalto University as part ot the Product Development Project. Then taken onto the MoA Masters of Aalto. Currently the prototype has been further developed during the Sanitation Hackthon and the Sanitation App Challenge. We have the working unit at the UNICEF Innovation Center Uganda at Mbuya.

* Hand-wash is a difficult subject to measure. People lie about it in surveys, and info is difficult to collect from rural areas.
* Our solution provides reliable and realtime data about Handwash behavior and statistics.
* Our solution also induces subtle behavior change by reminding users to wash their hands immediately when they use sanitary facilities.
* Add lights in the toilet and a phone charging point to the Unit as an additional package. The unit is powered by solar energy, running 24h with a backup battery.
Our Approach:
* Attach unobtrusive sensors in the Handwash Taps, Toilet Doors and Urinals.
* Provide Audio alert for people exiting the toilet/urinal, reminding them to wash their hands before leaving.
* Gather statistics from the tap/toilet/urinal and send them to a remote server.
* View handwash behavior across multiple toilets from a central location and see how many people are using toilets and urinals, and how many are actually washing their hands.

The system is powered by solar energy. As an advantage a phone charger is also connected to the system where people can connect there phones for charging. The unit also has a night motion sensor light. It only lights when motion is detected around the Toilet.
Here we can be able to create a pleasant, safer, and approachable sanitary environment.
Rural areas - lack of sanitation, Poor access to data, People don't wash their hands!, Governance and sanitation
  • sanitation real time real-time information gathering SMS sms text messages education awareness
Target Users
  • Governments - Through the ministry of Health. NGOs, Donors. Schools. Hospitals. Rural communities. Community Centers.
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