Monday, October 12, 2009

Vioguard first self sanitizing computer keyboard

Vioguard LLC introduces the first self – sanitizing computer keyboard, bathes the keyboard with germicidal ultraviolet light (UV-C). UV-C is a well known disinfectant capable of inactivating harmful microorganisms within seconds.This innovative keyboard is committed to develop the availability for medical market uses and consumers in Canada.

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Necessity:
At a time when healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) strike an estimated 1.7 million hospital patients in the United States each
year, preventing these deadly diseases remains a top priority for
hospitals and other healthcare organizations. While standardized cleaning procedures have been shown to reduce the incidence of HAIs, many organizations struggle with the challenge of manually disinfecting shared surfaces in busy environments.

Vioguard is committed to aiding infection control strategies without compromising productivity or accuracy, in the hopes of reducing HAIs


Functionality:
Vioguard's product has the look and feel of a standard notebook keyboard and requires no software or special hardware to function.
The Vioguard keyboard is stored in a mechanized enclosure (which doubles as a monitor stand) when not in use. It safely floods the keyboard and track pad with germicidal ultraviolet light. When a user sits down at the workstation and activates the infrared motion sensor with the wave of a hand, the keyboard automatically extends into working position. When the user is finished, the keyboard automatically retracts back inside the enclosure and activates the germicidal ultraviolet lights.

LED indicators are used to let the user know when the keyboard has been sanitized and is ready for use. The sanitization cycle can be interrupted anytime to ensure the keyboard is available as needed.