Restaurants Are Testing Out Germ Hand Scanners: Watch


Amid the global pandemic of Coronavirus, restaurants across the country are testing out a high-tech hand scanner called PathSpot to detect how clean employees’ hands are in a matter of seconds.

Nashville-inspired chicken tenders and sliders heaven Dave’s Hot Chicken, Sisanie shared, with locations all over SoCal, are among the restaurants using the technology.

So how does it work?

Employees must scan their freshly washed hands under the device, which is mounted near a hand washing station. It uses light and an algorithm to detect dirty hands in seconds. It gives you the green light if you’re in the clear or a red X if you're not.

The scanner, which Starbucks has invested in, doesn’t check for COVID-19 though. It identifies the bacteria and germs that cause food-borne illnesses.

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