Vioguard offers first self-sanitizing computer keyboard
We all know that the healthcare industry has sure come by a long way since the discovery of penicilin, and that proper hygiene must be maintained at all times in order to minimize the risk of infection at hospitals where there are plenty of sick people hanging around. Vioguard caters to this niche market by introducing the first self-sanitizing computer keyboard to kill MRSA and other healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the world, making it the first of its kind device to debut in the medical market for consumers in Canada.
Vioguard’s proprietary UVKB50 self-sanitizing keyboard will harness the power and properties of ultraviolet light in order to get rid of those nasty germs, bacteria and other threatening lifeforms that can only be seen when magnified many hundreds of times over. Its release could not come at a better time, since it is being introduced at a time when healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), including MRSA, strike an estimated 250,000 hospital patients in Canada each year. These “superbugs” were estimated to be the reason for death in an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 patients in Canada annually, so hopefully the UVKB50 self-sanitizing keyboard will be able to reduce this rate somewhat.
After all, ultraviolet light is famous to be effective against harmful microorganisms such as H1N1 flu, MRSA and molds. Independent laboratory testing have shown that the ultraviolet light generated by the unit’s two powerful 25-watt germicidal fluorescent lamps managed to finish off over 99.99% of harmful bacteria and viruses – where among these include MRSA and flu, in under a minute and a half. It will retail for $899 a pop and is now available in Canada. Sure beats having to disinfect the keyboard manually after each use, and it won’t cramp your productivity either since it will boast a high quality laptop style keyset alongside an advanced state of the art multi-touch track pad.