Bacteria Free BlackBerry Arriving At Hospital?




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Before Apple and Samsung became kings of the smartphone market, BlackBerry used to be ubiquitous for businesses who desired a convenient way of communicating. But over recent times Blackberry has fallen somewhat from the tree? Bush possibly? Anyway from plummeting sales to whatever the hell Alicia Keys role was, it’s been a turbulent trading period for the smartphone maker.

But BlackBerry is not quite out of ideas with Chief Executive Officer John Chen stating that they may design a bacteria-free smartphone, Yes not quite the showstopper you were all thinking. The concept behind this is BlackBerry envisages a world where Health care professionals will adopt this innovation as a secure device with which to communicate with.

This does not sound important, but a bacteria free smartphone will be of significant benefit once a study by the Journal of Applied Microbiology is taken into account. This study found that about 20 – 30 percent of germs are transferred between a phone and a fingertip. This is a sizeable proportion which could lead to an infection being transported to a patient which in turn could be life threatening

Although this is nothing more than a concept at this stage, BlackBerry is teaming up with ThoughtWire and Cisco Systems to provide nurses and doctors at a Canadian hospital with a portable alerts and messaging system.

This concept does have real world applications if developed, but it remains to be seen if BlackBerry are able to reach former glories in an ever-evolving market.

Thank You to BNN for providing us with this information

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