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Guests staying in hotels in Wuhan city, central China, will soon be able to check the cleanliness of their sheets by scanning a code that reveals the date of their last wash

Guests staying in hotels in central China will soon be able to check the cleanliness of their sheets by scanning a code that reveals the date of their last wash.

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A new laundry service for hotels in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, has microchips embedded in sheets, towels, and comforter covers that can be read using the QR scanner feature on smartphones.

After scanning, guests can read details such as the date of their last wash, the number of times the sheets were used and the temperature at which they were disinfected.

Guests staying in hotels in Wuhan city, central China, will soon be able to check the cleanliness of their sheets by scanning a code that reveals the date of their last wash

Guests staying in hotels in Wuhan city, central China, will soon be able to check the cleanliness of their sheets by scanning a code that reveals the date of their last wash

A laundry service for hotels in Wuhan has microchips embedded in sheets, towels and duvet covers that can be read using the QR scanner function on smartphones

A laundry service for hotels in Wuhan has microchips embedded in sheets, towels and duvet covers that can be read using the QR scanner function on smartphones

A laundry service for hotels in Wuhan has microchips embedded in sheets, towels and duvet covers that can be read using the QR scanner function on smartphones

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& # 39; This corresponds to giving each bed sheet and hotel linen a unique electronic identification, & # 39; reported Xinhua News.

Developed by the Beijing-based Bluesky TRS washing company and the government-backed Wuhan Kunteng Washing Company, the thin, water-resistant and heat-resistant chips, can withstand temperatures up to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) and survive more than 200 washes, according to to Jiemian News.

Cai Xiaosong, technical director of Bluesky TRS, told reporters that code-equipped linens will be available in Wuhan hotels in November.

The invention has become a hit on Chinese social media following a series of recent scandals about poor hygiene at high-end hotels, where many network users insisted that the system be rolled out nationally.

Developed by the Beijing-based Bluesky TRS washing company and the government-backed Wuhan Kunteng Washing Company, the thin, water-resistant and heat-resistant chips, can withstand temperatures up to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) and survive more than 200 washes, according to to Jiemian News

Developed by the Beijing-based Bluesky TRS washing company and the government-backed Wuhan Kunteng Washing Company, the thin, water-resistant and heat-resistant chips, can withstand temperatures up to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) and survive more than 200 washes, according to to Jiemian News

Developed by the Beijing-based Bluesky TRS washing company and the government-backed Wuhan Kunteng Washing Company, the thin, water-resistant and heat-resistant chips, can withstand temperatures up to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) and survive more than 200 washes, according to to Jiemian News

An employee demonstrates by scanning the QR code that is stitched onto a towel in a hotel. Cai Xiaosong, technical director of Bluesky TRS, told reporters that code-equipped linens will be available in Wuhan hotels in November.

An employee demonstrates by scanning the QR code that is stitched onto a towel in a hotel. Cai Xiaosong, technical director of Bluesky TRS, told reporters that code-equipped linens will be available in Wuhan hotels in November.

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An employee demonstrates by scanning the QR code that is stitched onto a towel in a hotel. Cai Xiaosong, technical director of Bluesky TRS, told reporters that code-equipped linens will be available in Wuhan hotels in November.

On Tuesday, & # 39; QR code reveals how often hotel bed sheets were washed & # 39; was one of the most viewed topics on Weibo, collecting more than 400 million clicks.

& # 39; This is so practical! Sometimes there are strange smells from the hotel page & # 39; s, & # 39; one user noted.

& # 39; I think changing and washing hotel linen is transparent and that tourists can enjoy a more comfortable stay & # 39 ;, another said.

But others were more skeptical because the information on the chip could easily be manipulated.

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& # 39; I'm still going to bring my own towels, duvet covers and pillowcases & # 39 ;, a note that was read more than 2,400 times.

In November last year, a whistleblower posted a hidden camera film with unsanitary cleaning practices performed at 14 five-star hotels in China, causing an outburst.

A green check mark indicates that the sheet has been cleaned and replaced. The service has become a hit on Chinese social media following a series of recent scandals about poor hygiene in high-end hotels, with many network users insisting that the system be rolled out nationally

A green check mark indicates that the sheet has been cleaned and replaced. The service has become a hit on Chinese social media following a series of recent scandals about poor hygiene in high-end hotels, with many network users insisting that the system be rolled out nationally

A green check mark indicates that the sheet has been cleaned and replaced. The service has become a hit on Chinese social media following a series of recent scandals about poor hygiene in high-end hotels, with many network users insisting that the system be rolled out nationally

On Tuesday, & # 39; QR code reveals how often hotel bed sheets are washed & # 39; was one of the most viewed topics on Weibo, with more than 400 million clicks

On Tuesday, & # 39; QR code reveals how often hotel bed sheets are washed & # 39; was one of the most viewed topics on Weibo, with more than 400 million clicks

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On Tuesday, & # 39; QR code reveals how often hotel bed sheets are washed & # 39; was one of the most viewed topics on Weibo, with more than 400 million clicks

The cleaning staff was caught picking up used guest towels on the floor to wipe cups, cutlery, sinks, toilet bowls and showers in a 12-minute compilation film in the various luxury hotel bathrooms. Some workers even used the uniform they wore to clean glasses and cups.

In September 2017, an independent watchdog group discovered that several five-star hotels in Beijing – including JW Marriott, Shangri-La Hotel, Hilton, Intercontinental and W Beijing – could not change their bed linen between guest bookings.

Wuhan, a city with 10 million inhabitants, currently has 3,432 hotels, most of which depend on a third-party laundry service, with around 1,000 tons of laundry daily.

Last year, 79 out of the city's 110 commercial laundries were shut down after being under-sized by government inspections, Xinhua reported, a move that also reduced daily washing capacity to 300 tons.

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