Google has created a ‘Ebola-resistant’ tablet




Google has released a tablet with a very specific application: the device is made to be used in areas where Ebola prevails. Thus, it is possible, for example in order to disinfect the tablet with chlorine.

The conscious tablet was developed at the request of rescuers Jay Achar and Ivan Gayton; the latter wrote a request to, the branch of the Internet giant dedicated to charity. The company then made a solid tablet with a shell of polycarbonate. Achar spoke with Wired about the device, which is used by him for the patient administration at his work as a social worker in Sierra Leone.

A tablet has the advantage that data from Ebola patients can be easily transmitted, something which is not possible with paper because the risk of infection by not allowed to leave the site. The designed by Google tablet can through his shell polycarbonate be rinsed with chlorine: this Ebola virus is neutralized and the device may also be outside the sandbox.

As for the specifications of the Ebola-resistant tablet is not known. Nor is it clear whether such devices will eventually be used scale in areas affected by Ebola. The most recent outbreak has already claimed the lives of about 10,000 people.

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