April 30, 2009 by Dave Haynes
Cross-contamination is an issue in the health care and other industries. This is on all input devices including keyboards, trackballs and touchscreen sensors. Bezels can be built with a anti-bacterial material however the touch glass would have to be sprayed down to eliminate bacteria. Its a similar problem as a washroom doorknob. Perhaps in the future a liquid gel would be available to sanitize the user. Seems like a low tech solution unless a self sanitized touchscreen or keyboard became available. Who would trust it? – Its like going into the public washroom and the paper towel dispenser is empty .. again!