When it comes to patient diagnosis, medical computers are the latest in technology. They allow doctors and other healthcare professionals to see and treat patients using devices that are connected to diagnostic machinery and are assistive in providing advanced patient care. The use of computer-aided diagnosis and mobile communication is enhanced by the versatility and durability of custom medical rubber keypads incorporated into the design.

One of the advantages to using silicone rubber medical keypad molding is that the material is quite durable. It is versatile in various temperatures and environments. It is shock-resistant and can be specially treated to shield electromagnetic interference from the interior components of the device. Silicone rubber keypads are durable enough to withstand frequent use, including the bumps and drops that can damage other devices.

Rubber keypads are versatile enough that the designer can create a custom device ideal for mobile use. For example, a wireless device with a keypad interface allows doctors to visit patients in an examining room and pull up their individual charts at a moment’s notice. The physician can then create a prescription on the spot without ever having to leave the patient and return to the nurse’s station. Scheduling of diagnostic exams and lab work can also be done from the same device. All that is needed is the technology and custom computer programs for the custom rubber keypads to connect professionals to their colleagues.

Medical keypad molding can be custom designed to interface with any number of machines. When designing keypads, the ability to see and manipulate images is critical. Keypad features should include the ability to import the image from a network file or perhaps from the device itself. The user must be able to manipulate the image for clarity and size. A zoom feature can assist in narrowing down the view of problematic areas on x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other types of tests and diagnostic images. On some occasions, the doctor may be interested in a second opinion. The medical keypad molding design should include a means to forward the image to another person or to save a copy of the image in a separate place.

Sanitary Uses
The use of computerized diagnostic tools and communications devices in the medical environment may expose the silicone rubber surface to many different users and should be safeguarded against the spread of germs. Medical keypad molding can be coated with a chemical that is resistant to lipids, oxidants, chlorine and petroleum-based products. The device can be cleaned with a specified sanitizing solution after each use, avoiding the spread of germs. Medical keypad molding companies apply the coating during the manufacturing process, which also prevents the incidence of wear and swelling of the keypad components in the healthcare environment.

When it comes to advancements in medicine, those creating diagnostic and communications devices can use custom medical keypad molding to enhance their products in a number of ways.