The Medigenic Keyboard

Posted by Bernie Crampsie on 2019-07-19 13:42:52

Recent concern around outbreaks of infectious colds and illnesses, has shed light on infection control practices and how to minimise the spread of bacteria that are causing these issues. 


One of the lesser known products that we offer at Biodecon is the Medigenic Infection Control Compliance Keyboard. These keyboards aim to tackle the fact that conventional keyboards spread more than just words ... Research conducted by the University of Arizona found that the average office desktop was home to 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat! 



Healthcare environments host many computer keyboards for multiple staff and patient users, significantly increasing the risk of cross-contamination between users. With an increasing number of practices moving towards online patient records and administration systems, this risk only multiplies. Esterline has developed the smart Medigenic Infection Control Compliance Keyboard to monitor its own clean status in order to reduce the spread of bacteria through cross-contamination. 


Let’s take a look at how it all works:  

  • The keyboard will set off audio and visual alerts at user-defined intervals, reminding the user to wipe it clean with any hospital grade disinfectant. 
  • The completely flat surface allows quick and easy disinfection and prevents bacteria from building up between the gaps of a conventional keyboard. 
  • A removable silicone cover means that you can replace a single component as opposed to the whole unit in the case of long-term wear and tear. 
  • Microbiologist tested! Dr Peter Wilson from the University College London Hospitals provides testament to the significant log reduction in bacterial contamination that was achieved by the Medigenic Infection Control Compliance Keyboard. 


The Medigenic Infection Control Compliance Keyboard accommodates all of your logistical requirements: 

  • Limited space – smaller versions are available 
  • Tactile response for fast data entry  
  • Wired and wireless versions available 
  • Backlit keys to promote data entry accuracy and reduce patient disturbance 


Where are the Medigenic Infection Control Compliance Keyboards designed for?  

This product was initially designed specifically for medical environments; with typical installation sites being nursing stations, operation rooms, intensive care units and patient wards. However, the keyboard has proven widely adaptable and has since been used in dentistry units, food service areas, and call centres. Additionally, there is a strong argument for all industries to invest in promoting the health and well-being of their staff and customers by reducing the spread of infection.  



Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Biodecon team if you think your workplace may benefit from the Medigenic Infection Control Compliance Keyboard! We’re committed to finding a suitable infection control solution wherever we can!



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