• A hospital acquired infection (HAI), or known in medical literature as a nosocomial infection, is an infection that is developed in a hospital and is acquired by a patient or spread through the staff.
  • 90% of Nosocomial Infections caused by bacteria -
    (Gatermaan et al., 2005; Horan et al. 2008)
  • Such infections include fungal and bacterial infections and are contracted by patients because of their reduced resistance.
  • Most of these infections are preventable.
  • Many HAIs have become resistant to available antibiotics.
  • Patients with a suppressed immune system are most susceptible to hospital born infections
    • HAIs are most dangerous for intensive care patients and those recovering from surgery.
  • Contracting infection while in the ICU adds $150,000 or more to an elderly patient's care costs and shortens their life by many years. American Journal of Infection Control, January 2015
  • Infections can spread through the air and touch. Healthy people can fend them off with mild illness but someone with a compromised immune system or an open wound would have a higher risk of prolonged illness or even death.
  • The two most common forms of transmission are :
  • Some infection germs may be airborne and transmitted by coughing or sneezing.
  • Infections can be spread by patients
    • Cough or sneeze germs to another patient.
  • Every surface in the hospital can potentially carry house infectious bacteria.
    • Telephones
    • Door knobs
    • Catheters used in patients
    • Bed linens
    • Bathrooms
  • Infections that are introduced through tools and devices like surgical instruments or catheters.
Major Break-through in Microbial Identification by AUM
  • Generally, it takes anything between 24-72 hours to identify a particular bacteria or Fungi.
  • Swaps of microbial / spices are taken to Microbiologist lab and then identification are done. Online equipment?s that are available are not only expensive but also takes time to give results.
  • AUM IAQ patented photonics technologies identifies Microbial that provide
    • Real time / in situ identification with higher accuracy.
    • Validated Bacterial and Fungal library.
    • No Retesting required and hence saving in time.
    • Reduced dependence on outside service.
  • Process
Features Benefits
Continuous monitoring (AUM_IAQ)

AUM is the only continuous monitoring system which can be easily set up. AUM IAQ monitors multiple gases in real time. There is not limit of gases that can be monitored at same time. Gases monitoring can be customized as per need.

CO2, CO, O3, Sox and other oxidants.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Any Particles less than 1üm in diameter
Smoke and fire detection
Lead Particulates / Particulate Material (PM 2.5 / PM 10)
Airborne Microbial
Organic Particulates
Thermal Comfort
Relative Humidity,
Air Flow Management
Biological Pollutants
Animal dander
House dust
Sensing Area Coverage

Laser sensor are contactless. Light beam travels to the source rather than other way round. Laser sensor is not limited to area of coverage. A light beam can travel to every nook and corner of the destined area and collect the required data. A single device can cover approx. 100 of area.

  • Hospitals, Clean room, Electronic manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Food Manufacturing, Hotels, Restaurants, etc.
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