In recent years, the extent of bacteria spreading on smart devices has been highlighted by multiple studies. Many consumers have been truly shocked about how filthy their mobile phone is, but this isn’t a huge surprise as these devices touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions. Smart devices are essentially breeding grounds for a wide variety of different organisms, but how can you combat this problem?
Phone screens are absolutely covered in germs, with some of the serious pathogens on smartphones including C. Diff, MRSA and E. coli. Compared to any other generation in history, we touch more surfaces than ever, which means we are picking up germs all the time on hands and fingers, then bringing them closer to nose, mouth or eyes. As a result of this, we are making ourselves, family members or anyone close to us, sick.
The spread of bacteria is not just limited to phones, but applies to smart devices in general. Wearable tech that’s increasing in popularity includes; watches, gloves, and clothing to monitor heart rate, temperature, and more – all of which spread germs. All wearable smart devices are incredibly popular, with this constantly growing, with technology now playing a huge role in a consumer’s life.
How can antimicrobial technology help?
In order to prevent the further spread of bacteria, developers of smart devices have started adopting the use of antimicrobial technology, where consumers can be protected 24/7 from infectious diseases. They are very useful on smart devices, where it reacts with moisture in the air to form reactive, antimicrobial agents, which destroy the harmful bacteria they encounter. This invisible coating also transforms glass into a self-cleaning surface, reducing the need for chemical cleaners while providing germ-free protection.
One of the huge problems that individuals face with smartphones is the problem of cleaning devices effectively, with fingerprints lingering on screens for everyone to see. However, by adopting antimicrobial solutions – such as working with Kastus® – you can also take advantage of the anti-fingerprint technology. It makes fingerprints less visible, where oil from fingerprints is spread incredibly thinly across the screen – making them virtually unnoticeable when the screen is turned on.
Here at Kastus®, we have an antimicrobial coating innovation that is applied during manufacturing to create surfaces with 24/7 germ-free protection for life. The glass technology transforms coated glass and ceramics into a super-hydrophilic surface – preventing the spread of bacteria-related diseases on the surfaces. The technology is also ISO certified to the highest industry standards, delivering a unique range of additional benefits in one advanced solution – including anti-fingerprint technology.
Would you like some more information about our antimicrobial technology solutions? Please do not hesitate to contact Kastus® today. If you telephone us on +353 (0)1 5241681, our exceptional team would be more than happy to have a chat. On the other hand, you also have the option to send across an email to [email protected] – where someone will get back to you as soon as possible.