April 8th 2009
Hospital-associated infections are a growing concern for hospitals. Some 1.7 million people pick up infections each year while in hospitals. More than 99,000 die. While these infections may come from several sources, studies have shown that computer keyboards are a leading contributor. With the introduction of their first product, a self-sanitizing keyboard, Seattle-based Vioguard hopes to eliminate the keyboard as a vector of infection in hospitals.