Wearable antimicrobial technology

Wearable technology is incredibly popular, with huge corporations encouraging consumers to purchase gadgets that can be used in a wide variety of ways. This wearable technology means that we are now touching more surfaces than ever before, exposing ourselves and our loved ones to a range of infectious germs. However, the question remains, is wearable technology good for our health?


Why is wearable technology so popular?


Technology plays a huge role in the consumer’s life, with individuals becoming increasingly dependent on it and less willing to remove their wearable device. The industry has very much been fueled by technology’s tendency to get faster and smaller at the same time. Wearable tech that’s increasing in popularity includes; watches, gloves, and clothing to monitor heart rate, temperature, and more. 


One of the most well-known types of wearables are smartwatches, which can notify users of calls and messages and other information using touch screen technology. Many of the smartwatches out there also incorporate the same features which are seen on the latest phones. The growth in the wearable technology market suggests this trend will only continue to grow across multiple industries


How can wearable technology be harmful? 


Wearable technology often uses touch screens, which are known for the bacteria they carry. Recent testing has shown that the average smartphone screen has been found to be more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat, so the technology can spread diseases and illnesses quite easily. Infection-causing bacteria can be found on most public touch screens, even in many hospitals and retail establishments. 


Here at Kastus®, in order to combat the germ problems associated with touchscreens, we have developed antimicrobial technology which prevents the spread of bacteria-related diseases on glass and ceramics, providing 24/7 antimicrobial protection to consumers. The glass technology transforms coated glass and ceramics into a super-hydrophilic surface, delivering self-cleaning benefits for life on any compatible glass surface. 


Our patented technology solution is applied to any glass or ceramic surface and reacts with moisture in the air. This then forms reactive, antimicrobial agents, which destroy the harmful bacteria they encounter on the surface. If you would like to find out if your glass surface is compatible with our intelligent surface technologies, please feel free to send across an email to  [email protected].


How can we help you?


Kastus® glass is offered across multiple glass formats from touchscreens to devices to architectural glass, so it can be used on wearable technology – such as smartwatches. The touchscreens would have 24/7 germ-free protection for life, stopping consumers from being exposed to infectious germs such as MRSA, E. coli and C. diff. The technology is also ISO certified to the highest industry standards, delivering a unique range of additional benefits in one advanced solution.


If you are interested in adopting our microbial technology solutions for your establishment, the Kastus® team are always available to support and assist your integration process. We can provide you with some more information if you telephone us on +353 (0)1 5241681, or you can send across an email to [email protected]. Include all your relevant information and a member of our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 


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