Griffin Technology has managed to reimagine its hands-free AirStrap case with Doctors in mind. The fully sanitizable AirStrap Med iPad case was specifically designed with the help of physicians and nurses to serve the specialized needs of the healthcare environment.
This lightweight case has a built-in hand strap or shoulder strap which includes a screen shield that closes securely around the tablet — effectively sealing it off from unwanted moisture and fluids. There's even a molded-in clip around the back for storing a stylus onboard and the hand strap performs brilliantly even when wearing latex or nitrile gloves.
A 2012 study by Manhattan Research confirmed that iPad is the dominant tablet platform among US physicians — with 62% claiming to use one for professional purposes. Half of those doctors who own a tablet indicated they've used their device at the point-of-care, according to the study which included 3,015 practicing physicians in more than 25 specialties.
“Physicians are evolving in ways we expected – only faster,” said Monique Levy, vice president of research at Manhattan Research. “The skyrocketing adoption rates of tablets alone, especially iPads, means healthcare stakeholders should revisit many of their assumptions about reaching and engaging with this audience.”
The AirStrap Med which sells for $89.99 — works with both iPad 2 and the latest retina display iPad. Unfortunately original iPad users are out of luck. Which makes this functional doctor's little helper the perfect excuse for upgrading from that older iPad.