We have been following the spread of COVID-19 pandemic that has been quickly gaining ground within our community. We understand that it will take a collective effort to beat the virus, and while we have all employed precautionary measures, we need to come together and offer support to those at the frontlines. It has come to our attention that an urgent need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other supplies are required to protect those who are treating patients affected by the virus. Many of these supplies can be 3D printed and we want to help.
Face shields are essential Personal Protective Equipment for use by medical staff and other individuals who are exposed to high risk of airborne / particulate viral infections. These shields provide complete coverage of face, ears and neck and are extremely ergonomic and comfortable for long hours of use.
- Protects the face from all respiratory droplets
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to wash
- Comfortable fit without any elastic bands
- Manufactured with minimum human contact
- The flatpack allows us to ship hundreds in one box
A simple transparent plastic box with an opening on one side allowing it to fit over the patient's chest and neck, while the opposite side has two small holes through which doctors can insert their hands. The device is designed to enable physicians to intubate a patient while better shielding themselves from any aerosol particles that could be released from the patient's airway during the procedure.
This device takes that concept one step further by enabling the selective application of flow resistance to one of the patient's inspiratory limbs, thus enabling the ventilation of two or more patients with differing inspiratory pressures. It is designed to be compatible with the international standards for 22mm breathing circuits.Source
Imaginarium is India's largest Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing Center. We have a host of industrial 3D printers that can manufacture devices and components using biocompatible Nylon PA12 through SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) and MJF (Multi Jet Fusion). We can leverage these printers to print any approved and validated part that a hospital or clinic may require.Our designers and engineers are on hand to design medical supplies that are in crucial demand and can help you finish any crucial on-going projects that you may have.
If you are looking for alternative solutions, we've found a selection of products that are 3D printable and could help protect the frontline healthcare staff. We are doing our best to find and print these products, but we cannot guarantee with certainty the efficiency of these devices, nor are they FDA approved.
Taiwanese doctor creates 'Aerosol box' that shields doctors against coronavirus while intubating patients.Source
Helping with more general tasks this device allows you to interact with commonly touched surfaces in order to avoid contact.Source
VentilAid is a last resort device when professional equipment is missing. The clinical testing process is still ahead.Source
Disclaimer: These products have been designed under extraordinary circumstances.
These products are all open-source experimental models designed to aid those who are running out of equipment and need urgent alternatives. We are here to help those at the frontlines beat this global pandemic by printing these products in the hope that it will help. They haven't had a chance to go through the appropriate testing protocols and hence we will be unable to take responsibility.