Recipient: Elizabeth PouyaAdvisor: Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano Our product, Protectiscope, intends to improve stethoscope hygiene in healthcare settings. Protectiscope is a thin film that covers the stethoscope diaphragm via hands-free application. Currently, hospitals and private healthcare providers have strict requirements for doctors and nurses before they see a patient, regardless of whether they intend to have direct patient contact. Before they are even able to see a patient, physicians must sanitize their hands and put on gloves. However, there are no measures to ensure the same level of cleanliness for the tools they use on each patient; often reusing these tools on multiple patients without proper cleaning. This results in recontamination of the hands, which increases the probability of a preventable infection being transmitted.