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Invention to Stop Food Poisoning Among Top 10 Healthcare Products


Last Thursday, TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. PathSpot was recognized as one of the top 10 groundbreaking healthcare inventions that change the way we live, work, and think about what’s possible.


Since 2017, PathSpot has been working with well-known brands across the foodservice industry to alert employees of invisible contamination, enhance a positive culture around sanitation, and use data to help plan and protect against future risk. Almost half of all cases of foodborne illness, like E.coli, Norovirus, and Salmonella, are caused by poorly washed hands! For the first time ever, PathSpot makes it possible to measure and correct handwashing, before contaminated hands handle food, and before anyone gets sick from foodborne illness.


Using PathSpot, employees scan their hands to detect harmful contamination in under 2 seconds. If contamination is present, they rewash and rescan their hands to confirm they are safe to handle food. Management teams can track the data on a 24/7 dashboard to understand gaps and opportunities in handwashing frequency and effectiveness. PathSpot’s co-founder and CEO is Christine Schindler— to learn more, visit


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