Prevent The Spread Of Bacteria.
In interactive learning environments, users are writing on interactive boards with their fingers, doing group activities together, and maybe solving the same problem side by side on the same display. While these activities help participants to learn, they can also be a source to spread pathogens… There could be thousands of different users touching this screen unknowingly spreading dangerous pathogens through touch!
However, this is the start of the new era… BenQ has incorporated its exclusive HealthCare+ technology to help protect users against deteriorating health risks. Preventing the spread of bacteria often found on touchscreen surfaces, an antibacterial non-toxic nano-ionic silver screen coating kills bacteria on touch and is resilient to heavy use and cleaning.
How Does It Work?
In 2017, BenQ recognised the opportunity to protect students using silver ion nanotechnology protective coatings that are common in hospitals on their new IFPs to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Unlike a majority of interactive displays sold today, BenQ RP Series IFPs do not use standard off-the-shelf glass. BenQ coats the glass with silver ion nanotechnology. To make the silver-ion coating effective, the glass is coated with the nanoparticles and precisely mixed into a proprietary recipe that enables the panel then to be cured. These are applied to displays as large as 86 inches but require expensive equipment and special handling to ensure they do not crack or break. Once glass is cured, it’s fused into the interactive panel.
The last part of the process is to validate that it works. Each BenQ IFP model is tested and certified by TÜV, one of the largest testing and certification labs in the world, as an effective solution against pathogens. BenQ is the first IFP manufacturer with certified results on E-coli and staphylococcus, the two bacteria that represent a significant threat to public health, especially in classrooms.