Did you know your keyboards at home and at work are the dirtiest places in our lives? Seal Shield knows and they’ve created the best solution out there, a completely washable keyboard line that’s actually dishwasher safe! Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic got the chance to chat with SealShield CEO Brad Whitchurch in the digital health pavilion at the International CES conference this year about their brand new products for the office and home.
The Seal Shield line of washable keyboards is the perfect solution for health care workplaces where infection control is among the biggest concerns right now. By preventing the spread of infection, patients heal faster and are sent home sooner, reducing health care costs to all of us. The Seal Shield site says it best:
“Today’s active life is touch-dependent. Whether it is a computer keyboard or mouse, a TV remote, an MP3 player, earphones or cell phones, the technology that is so interlaced with all we do depends on touch. Yet, common touch surfaces can harbor bacteria and spread infection. As a result, consumers are looking to buy products that have antimicrobial protection …”
In addition to the keyboard line, there is also a complete line of mobile device protection products for tablets and smartphones. Brad and Jamie show several of the products in this video, showing off their water proof nature as they are submerged in a tub of water and still work like new. You can find the whole line of Seal Shield products at their website at SealShield.com. All of the products in this video are available now!
Finding device covers that really offer waterproofing (as opposed to water resistance) can be a challenge. Lifeproof has concentrated on making devices into truly water capable – testing to at least six feet submersion. The camera lens covers are glass, intended for rugged adventure in places where a camera is not normally found. In a consumer application, this allows parents to get into the pool with their kids while shooting photos or video, and go underwater, without concern on damage of the smartphone. It is available for the iPhone4/4S and iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 2.
The same technology especially important to the medical environment: the multi-touch capability of the iPad is an essential part of the operation, which has become part of the standard kit for emergency responders. Lifeproof has adapted their technology to insure that this capability is not compromised by the protective case. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Daniel J. Lewis, The Audacity To Podcast.
Seal Shield has specialized in waterproofing keyboards for demanding medical and industrial environments – which means that it can take out any abuse that the family computer keyboard might have to endure at the hands of pre-schoolers or careless teenagers. At CES2013, the company introduced the 100% waterproof iPhone case, including waterproof earbuds permitting the user to listen to music while underwater. There is a full selection of mice, keyboards and accessories. The products are ruggedized for industrial and healthcare use, and are fully warranted. SealShield is a single use iPad waterproofing system that can protect up to 90 days. The company has a long history in the medical field and offers anti-microbial coating on the products as well.
When you have a hearing aid, you have to constantly take it out and put it back in based on the activities of your daily life. That’s not the case with the Aquaris Micon Waterproof Hearing Aid from Siemens.
Eric from Siemens tells Jamie Davis, the Podmedic about the new waterproof, dust proof and shock resistant Aquaris Micon hearing aid they were showing off at the CES Unveiled event. Now there are really no limits to a hearing impaired person’s ability to go out, go swimming, work in their wood shop or any other activity they might want to do. They don’t have to be worried about protecting their hearing aid devices from the environment. The Aquaris Micon hearing aid is completely sealed so they just go about living their daily lives.
Advanced Programmability and No Whistling
It’s important for us to be able to hear everywhere in our daily lives. Communication is a central part of life and with the Aquaris Micon there is new and enhanced processing that allows for programmability and none of the “whistling” audio feedback commonly heard from other hearing aid devices.
The Aquaris Micon hearing aid from Siemens is available now from Audiologists and other specialty healthcare professionals near you. Pricing is variable based upon vendor and region.
You’re bleeding all over your nurse’s iPad but it’s not a problem because she’s got a LifeProof case on that mobile device. Join Health Tech Weekly host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic as he chats with LifeProof CEO, Gary Rayner, in their booth at CES 2013 last week.
Protect Your Devices From Life
LifeProof is all about the things that happen in your life and making sure you don’t have to worry about your expensive mobile devices during those life events. The LifeProof cases make your device waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof to military specifications so that when you’re on the job, you don’t have to worry about dropping your iPad or iPhone to the floor or in a dirty medical environment.
Any spills or cross contamination on your device can be wiped or washed off and disinfected just as you would any other piece of equipment and the functionality and features of the tablet or phone are completely undiminished. The LifeProof cases also have available accessories like hand straps and shoulder straps as well as stands and mounts for use in the hospital or ambulance environments.
Features Similar Cases Lack
Many similar cases that advertise being waterproof are very bulky but the slim design of the LifeProof case and the way it seals directly to the glass face of the device makes it similar in weight and profile to most standard cases. It’s more of a conversion for your mobile device than a case. The rubber bumpers and gaskets are completely bonded to the case body leaving no gaps in which pathogens can hide.
The LifeProof cases are currently available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4s, 3rd or 4th generation iPad, and the 4th generation iPod Touch. There will be a Samsung Galaxy S III case coming soon.
Find LifeProof cases at Amazon.com or other popular retailers. Prices begin at $79.95.