BlackBerry phones will protected from bacteria
The company found a way to solve the problem of bacteria that Β«zhivutΒ» on buttons and screens of mobile devices, employees of the hospital.
This was told by John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry. The company plans together with the project partners and Cisco ThoughtWire, create antibacterial smartphone that will not have to handle alcohol after use.
Doctors reported that, according to microbiological studies, 20-30 percent of the germs fall on human fingertips just with phone keys. Then they are transferred at the touch and thus spread. Infections caused by these bacteria, in turn, are a major cause of death in hospitals.
Work on the device is not yet started, but the BlackBerry, Cisco and ThoughtWire explained that the main difficulty will be to develop not the phone itself, and the software to alert medical personnel.