Wipeable or waterproof keyboards designed to be cleaned with sanitizing solutions don't address the need for frequent, thorough cleaning processes and are typically awkward to use, adding to the potential for data input errors. In a busy healthcare environment caregivers are often sharing a keyboard every few minutes, and manually sanitizing the equipment between each use would be impractical and labor-intensive. This combined with anything less than 100 percent hand hygiene compliance makes the keyboard a potential breeding ground for bacteria.
Vioguard's keyboard is kept in a clean light tight enclosure until it's needed at which time a simple wave of a hand
presents the user with a keyboard recently bathed in germicidal ultraviolet light.