Supporting HTM 01-05 Compliance

Easy Clean Antimicrobial Keyboards for Dental Practices

About ioniTOUCH™ 

ioniTOUCH™ keyboards were developed from Diamond HMI’s range of waterproof ruggedised keyboards by incorporating an antimicrobial coating within the silicone rubber casing and coating. The product was aimed at applications in healthcare settings where keyboard cleanliness and antimicrobial protection is important in reducing HCAI’s (Health Care Associated Infections). Keyboards are a hazardous touchpoint where harmful bacteria can be transmitted. Therefore, users must effectively clean these surfaces to minimise the risk of infections spreading.

Working alongside Health Innovation Manchester who work with local businesses looking to enter the healthcare sector, we successfully introduced ioniTOUCH keyboards into Manchester University Hospitals Trust. After receiving positive feedback from healthcare users, we have expanded into other market sectors with increased awareness of keyboard hygiene due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ioniTOUCH™ range of waterproof and antimicrobial keyboards and mice, is now sold throughout the UK and Europe to many different market sectors including multiuser office space, libraries, dentists, health screening centres and laboratories.  


About Diamond HMI

Diamond HMI is a specialist division of the Diamond Electronics Group focusing on the design and supply of custom Human Machine Interfaces. Our dedicated team of Product Managers are based in the UK, China and Taiwan, supporting custom HMI projects in both the UK and Europe.

Diamond Electronics Group was formed in 1979, and is an independent supplier of electronic components and procurement services to the UK electronics market.

Section 6.66 of HTM 01-05 states:

“For infection control reasons, in clinical areas covers should be provided over computer keyboards.

Conventional keyboards should be replaced with “easy-clean” waterproof keyboards as recommended in the Department of Health’s (2008) ‘Clean, safe care: reducing infections and saving lives”.

Why Choose ioniTOUCH™ Keyboards?

Antimicrobial Protection: ioniTOUCH™ keyboards come with built-in antimicrobial properties, actively inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other harmful pathogens.

HTM 01-05 Compliance The keyboards are designed to meet the specific hygiene standards required in dental practices, ensuring compliance with industry regulations.

Easy to Clean and Disinfect: With a design that facilitates easy cleaning, ioniTOUCH™ keyboards can be regularly sanitized without damaging the equipment, ensuring they can be kept hygienic with minimal effort.

Reduced Infection Risk: By incorporating ioniTOUCH™ keyboards into their daily practice, dental clinics can significantly reduce the risk of HCAIs, providing a safe environment for both staff and patients.