Smartphone vs. water

Todd Vandenbark

Health care professionals providing direct care to patients risk having their mobile phones and other devices ruined when they come in contact with fluids — bodily fluids, water from washing up, fishing on days off, etc. Recently the Endgadget blog posted a video showing the Motorola Defy being immersed in water and still functioning. Warning: don’t try this at home with another mobile device!

This smartphone is running the Android OS, and while Apple’s mobile iOS may have the lead in overall sales, a waterproof phone may be enough to get at least some end users, in and out of the healthcare professions, to consider switching.