Although the Ebola scare has subsided in the United States, in West Africa the disease is still rampant. Fortunately, in Sierra Leone, health workers are utilizing technology to help them stop the spread of the disease and also create a more efficient work place. While the Sony Xperia Android tablet being used is not a custom creation, the tablet is fortified by a unique protective casing.
While we have seen rugged casings before, the special casing being used in Sierra Leone takes it a step further by allowing the tablet to withstand storms and high humidity environments, that are common in West Africa. The case also has rounded edges that prevent accidental punctures of protective clothing that health workers are required to wear. Not only can the tablet withstand storms and humidity, it can also resist being sanitized in a chlorine bath. Furthermore, the tablet is fully capable of registering touch even when being used with gloves. Lastly, as an added convenience, the tablet can remain in its protective casing at all times due to its ability to be charged wirelessly.
While this tablet might seem commonplace, the technology behind the tablet was developed and introduced after a doctor working in the field was forced to shout patient details from a protected zone. This action often left room for error when recording patient data, which in turn wasted precious time.
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