New Invention Makes iPhones and iPads Waterproof

SEAL SHIELDS™ allow touch screen devices to be washed, in order to prevent cross contamination infections in healthcare.

Feb 21, 2012, 10:15 ET from Seal Shield LLC

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HiMSS booth 1367 --  Seal Shield LLC today introduced the world's first iPhone and iPad waterproofing solution with antimicrobial product protection.  SEAL SHIELDS™ are form-fitting, polyurethane covers that make iPhones and iPads 100% waterproof, washable and disinfectable.

According to a Stanford University study, a cell phone is covered with 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle.  Stanford Doctoral student Tim Julian warns, "If you put virus on a surface, like an iPhone, about 30 percent of it will get on your fingertips, and a fair amount of it may go from your fingers to your eyes, mouth or nose, the most likely routes of infection."

SEAL SHIELDS™ tightly wrap an iPhone or iPad in a protective shield, making the device impervious to contamination.  Unlike bulky cases, SEAL SHIELDS™ are completely invisible, preserving the original Apple design.  Developed to help prevent infections in healthcare, SEAL SHIELDS™ are also the best solution for active lifestyles.  Ideal for the slopes, the beach, or the boat, SEAL SHIELDS™ make iPhones and iPads 100% waterproof, allowing their use under water, including camera and video functions. Additionally, SEAL SHIELDS™ contain an antimicrobial fungistatic agent which protects the product and keeps it cleaner, greener and fresher by inhibiting the growth of microbial bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi on the products' surfaces. 

According to Seal Shield CEO, Bradley Whitchurch, "Our healthcare customers are using more touch screen devices and they are demanding solutions which not only protect those products from scratches, but also from harmful bacteria and viruses.  SEAL SHIELDS™ allow practitioners to wash and disinfect their touch screen devices, protecting the healthcare workers and their patients from infection."

SEAL SHIELDS™ are priced from $19.99 and are available internationally through major retailers and distributors for iPhone4, iPhone4s, and iPad2. 

Seal Shield designs, develops and manufactures medical grade, infection prevention technology for hospitals and the home.  Seal Shield is a world leader in infection control products including patent pending washable keyboards, mice and TV remote controls.  For more information please visit

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