Esterline Medigenic: Washable keyboard

There’s an alternative to conventional keyboards

Esterline, Advanced Input Systems has developed a smart infection-control keyboard that helps monitor its own cleaning status to safeguard both patient and staff. The Medigenic keyboard’s flat design quickly wipes clean with hospital-grade disinfectants. Users can touch-type with excellent tactile key response to swiftly document care.

The easily cleaned Medigenic high-data rate keyboard is designed for use in medical environ-
ments. Unlike conventional computer keyboards that can harbor reservoirs of harmful bacteria, this state-of-the-art device from Advanced Input Systems promotes cleanliness to combat cross-contamination. In just seconds, the Medigenic keyboard’s smooth non-porous surface can be clinically cleaned by utilizing a hospital-approved germicidal spray or wipe, including alcohol-based compounds. There are no raised keys to wipe around. No covers requiring replacement or disposal. No reason for submersion and drying. The Medigenic keyboard allows for easy disinfecting, which is essential for a clean medical environment.

Medigenic keyboard is sealed to IP65 standard.

There is a comfortable, ergonomic keyboard-mouse also. The system provides an on-board alert indicator that reminds users to clean both keyboard and mouse at regularly timed intervals. The mouse is with scroll-function.

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Medigenic Compliance 105 key – with alert-function

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Medigenic Compliance Small 102 key – with alert function

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Medigenic Essential – without alert-function, developed for example dentists

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Testing of the Esterline, Advanced Input Systems Medigenic keyboard in the medical surgical ICU at University College London Hospitals showed significant log reduction in bacterial contamination in the range of 0.5 log – 1.4 log (71% – 96%) at cleaning alert settings ranging from 1.5 to 12 hours.

The cleaning alert afforded a significant advantage in the Medigenic keybord design in promoting a high level of cleaning compliance and a reduction in bacterial contamination during use in the ICU. The timed interval may be changed by following the instructions. Note: This can only be done with a USB connection. Once changed, the new setting will function on either USB or PS2.

Download software
  1. Press “MedigenicSetup2.msi” and choose “Run”
  2. When finished, choose “Run” again
  3. Follow the instructions at the screen

Technical data

Compliance Compliance Small Keyboard-mouse
Sealed to: IP65 IP65 IP65
Weight: 2,5 lbs 1,9 lbs 0,2 lbs
Length: 18,2″ 15,24″ 4,5″
Width: 6,7″ 6,5″ 2,7″
Depth: 1,4″ 0,77″ 1,5″
Mechanical life: 5 000 000
actuations
5 000 000
actuations
1 000 000
actuations
Color: Lightblue
Calbe length: 6 feet
Interface: USB
PS/2 Compatible (via a cable adapter)
Temperature: Storage: -40°F – +140°F at 5-65% relative humidity
Operating: 32°F – +104°F at 5-80% relative humidity
Backgroundlighting: Intensity settings: low, medium, high plus off
Host systems requiremtents: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000
USB port or PS/2
Internet access (for downloading keyboard configuration utility software)
Cleaning alert: Interval 1-48 hours
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3K: CAN bus keypad

87

87: Low profile keyboard/keypad

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37F: Piezo keypad

Grizzly

Grizzly: Keyboard for tough environments

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84S: Sealed keyboards

84R datasheet

84R: Keypad for tough environments