Seal Shield develops Clean Wipe medical grade keyboard


It is waterproof, fully submersible, washable and dishwasher safe

Seal Shield, a US company that specialises in washable electronics and antimicrobial science, has developed the Clean Wipe medical grade keyboard for the healthcare market.

The Clean Wipe is claimed to be the world's first waterproof (IP-68), chiclet style keyboard (with keys in the shape of small squares with rounded corners in the style of Chiclets gum) to incorporate antimicrobial product protection. It is a low profile, small form factor keyboard with short travel, chiclet style keys. It is available in USB wired or Bluetooth wireless versions.

The Clean Wipe keyboard is waterproof, fully submersible, washable and dishwasher safe. It includes an optional, form fitted, transparent silicone cover which allows it to be quickly disinfected with sprays or sanitising wipes. Additionally, it is protected by Silver Seal, an antimicrobial, fungistatic additive which reduces the growth of mould, mildew and odour-causing bacteria on the product's surfaces.

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'Our healthcare customers are demanding hygienic keyboard solutions to help prevent nosocomial infections,' said Brad Whitchurch, CEO at Seal Shield, which is based in Jacksonville, Florida. 'We developed the Seal Shield Clean Wipe in response to demand for a keyboard which had natural style tactics, but could be quickly, easily and effectively cleaned in an emergency room, operating room, surgery or dental clinic.'