For the operating room: a sterile iPad sleeve

Todd Vandenbark

medical app reviewsThe iMedicalApps blog recently reviewed what it claims is the first “disposable sterile iPad sleeve for use in the operating room.” Created by partner companies EchoMedical and Protek Medical, the reviewer’s experience was that the sleeve had:

  • Easy to open packaging
  • Easy entry & removal of the iPad
  • A pictorial guide on how to use the sleeve.

The article summarizes its findings thusly:

While no medical device or sterile barrier can guarantee sterility if improperly used, this device appears to satisfy regulatory requirements for sterile barriers and, when used with an iPad that has been appropriately cleansed, should satisfy most hospitals’ requirements for operating room use.

Have you tried this covering on your iPad? How did it work for you? Tell us!