Protect your patients. Protect your staff.

Man & Machine
Tuesday, 28 September, 2021


High-touch surfaces in medical environments, such as keyboards and mice, need to be properly cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. Standard plastic keyboards cannot withstand repeated cleanings with harsh disinfectants. Constant use of consumer-grade wipes will wear off keyboard characters and, over time, damage the internal components. Cleaning and disinfecting your keyboard and mouse between patients is the best solution.

Founded in 1982, Man & Machine, Inc. has 39 years of experience in computer peripherals and custom hardware solutions, and 18 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of washable keyboards and mice. By listening to our customers, paying attention to ever changing safety protocols, and remaining flexible as a company, MMI has become the leading USA based manufacturer of waterproof and disinfectable keyboards and mice. Our products are designed to maximize infection control protocols.

Man & Machine established the Medical Grade™ requirements as a standard for all keyboards and mice to be measured against when considering them for use in healthcare. These requirements include the product being hygienic white to easily identify the presence of blood and splatter; silent and ergonomic; able to be terminally cleaned in a 1:10 bleach solution per CDC guidelines; and able to stand up to the rigors of a medical environment with multiple users 24/7 and repeated harsh cleaning and disinfection.

In addition, MMI has developed an extensive range of lower cost washable keyboards and mice that can be used in clinical and administrative areas in the medical industry. Our washable keyboards and mice have been designed to meet a variety of applications and requirements. From IP68 to Wireless to Lockable to Backlight, we give you what you want and need, at a price that works for your organization.

Through our years of experience, we have developed a partnership with HP, to provide the keyboard and mouse that is packaged with their Healthcare Edition AIO. Based on the success of this partnership, we have since developed sterilizable silicone barriers for key areas on the HP MFP Printers (available exclusively through HP).

Man & Machine’s Fit for Purpose solutions also include barriers (laptop drapes and keyboard covers), and silicone mouse pads that can be sterilized in an autoclave. We also can provide Asset IDentification solutions to easily identify where an asset should be located within your facility.

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