A simple, yet potentially useful adaptation of a clipboard could find a home on the hospital wards if Clipboard+ meets its fundraising deadline on Kickstarter in one week.

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.