LAS VEGAS, US – (HealthTech Wire / News) – The Walton Centre in Liverpool, UK, took delivery of the FlipPad which is the first protective case for the iPad Air 2 that uses antimicrobial glass. The Walton Centre developed an E-Obs system from open source software and are well on their way to creating a “paper light” hospital. They chose the iPad Air 2 as their new method of viewing E-Obs. After following the early design work of the FlipPad at Great Ormond Street Hospital they selected the FlipPad based on the innovative use of a new antimicrobial glass screen and seamless touch sensitivity. On a practical level they wanted to hang the FlipPad on a hospital bed rail while working with a patient. They see the FlipPad as practical infection control solution to protect the iPad and expect to clean it with standard NHS infection control sprays.
North West Coast Academic Health Science Network Director of Innovation and Research Lisa Butland said: “We work closely with The Walton Centre and we are monitoring the use of the FlipPad; this is the kind of innovation that we are spreading through our region and beyond, through our partner AHSNs around the country.”