Another new interesting product came for physicians. They can fully utilizes it. Clipboard+ came about because of the frustrations associated with using smartphone technology to aid in doing work on paper. It is both clumsy and awkward to switch between paper and smartphone when referencing an email attachment or looking something up online.
Working simultaneously with both paper and either a tablet or smartphone is cumbersome and inefficient. For many, iPads and smartphones are becoming a staple in the workplace. At the same time, traditional tools like pen, paper, and the clipboard aren’t going away anytime soon. The idea is that hospital residents and students still need to write on paper, but that juggling a smartphone or tablet while trying to hold paper is a problem that is not going away immediately, even with increasing adoption of electronic health records.
Enter Clipboard+: a metal clipboard with a paper holding clip on one side and a metal tab on the other side that holds an iPad securely. Given the trend for crowdfunding even complex medical devices, such as the LUMOBack we recently wrote about, it seems that combining market testing with startup funding will continue to attract inventors in health technologies.