Computers are an increasingly important part of the modern healthcare setting. Nearly all departments in a hospital or medical centre use computers to store data and increase efficiency of the service.
However, computer equipment can harbour a hidden menace. Viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are commonly harboured on computer keyboards and mice. In fact, more of these germs exist on the average computer keyboard than they do on a toilet seat, making computer keyboards and mice a transmitter of infection.
Hospital acquired infections are a serious problem. These superbugs, such as MRSA and C. difficile, are often resilient to antibiotics and are responsible for thousands of deaths in hospitals each year.
Controlling these infections is now a prime consideration of healthcare services and severe measures of hygiene control are initiated in many hospitals, such as ensuring staff and visitors use barrier creams and wash hands thoroughly between patients.
A computer mouse is an object that is handled frequently. A computer mouse used by several people can transfer infection to dozens and even hundreds of people. A washable or medical mouse will also be manufactured from silicone and can be cleaned easily.
However, a computer mouse has to be practical and in the modern health care setting there is often not the space; or it can be hazardous to have too many wires hanging around. A wireless mouse offers freedom to control and input computer systems without the need of being tied to the same spot.
Now, a wireless and washable computer mouse is available that has operates by Wi-Fi. Capable of controlling a mouse pointer from over fifteen feet away, this precise and smooth mouse is washable and contains nano silver anti-bacterial components.
Manufactured from silicon and battery powered the washable wireless mouse communicated with a miniature USB dongle and has all the functionality of a standard mouse including: left and right buttons and scroll wheel functions (controlled by buttons).