Marlo: Taking care of your hands, sanitizing your hands have become a big deal in the last couple years. It’s always been a big deal. But of course, it’s front and center nowadays. So Max, right over here has a solution that really, especially with children, right, but let’s talk about your innovation and tell me how you’re changing the world with Soapy.
Max: Well, we are actually trying to help people wash their hands in the best way. We try to gamify something that in some way you can consider boring, make it fun and at the same time, hygienic, safe, easy. That’s exactly what we’re doing.
Marlo: How does this work, somebody comes up and just puts their hands in there and pretty much the magic just starts?
Max: Pretty much. So we use a variety of sensors that can see that your hands are actually in and then manage the entire cycle for you: water, soap, time. It will also show you how to wash your hands properly. And then it’ll analyze and tell if you did it the way you are supposed to. Let’s try it! So this is WHO and CDC guidelines of how you are supposed to scrub and rub your hands. At that time, right now, we have several sensors that are analyzing motion, time, gesture and your temperature to verify that you’re actually doing everything properly. All of that is happening simultaneously to the process, not on the cloud right here at the system. We’re using artificial intelligence for that. We can also advertise for you environmental messages, or just, you know, advertisements, the water is preheated and dispenses 95% less than any other faucet. So we save a lot of water over here and saving a lot of soap to make things environmentally friendly.
Marlo: So, let’s see if I get a smiley face or a frowny face now.
Max: 100! 100! That’s the way!
Marlo: That was easy, because I could just follow the guidelines here. And yeah, that’s interesting. So why is it so important to have your hands clean?
Max: Well, it starts with infection prevention and control. So, we usually think that we wash our hands properly. But the bottom line is that our mind span and with all of the speed of things happening around us. You don’t have the time for that. I need to go back to work, I need to do some medical procedure, I need to take my kids out of the kindergarten. We don’t have the time to stop for 20 seconds and do things properly. You can do it over here. We gained that fight for you. You don’t have to worry about soap or water or the temperature, you don’t need to control anything. Just wash your hands and keep yourself healthy.
Marlo: So how do we find out more information? Are these available to the general public yet?
Max: It is? We started back in 2018. Okay, but we are commercially active in 15 countries around the globe before of course over here in the States. Okay, so if you just go into soapy.care, you can get to our shop and order online.
Marlo: Appreciate your time Max. This is your “Guru of Geek” Marlo Anderson at CES 2022!