Editor's Pick: First 3D-Printed Face Shield to be Recommended by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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31 Mar, 2020 07:36 PM
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COVID-19 is rapidly turning all clinical settings into low-resource settings. To respond to the crisis, two U.S.-based design groups worked nonstop to design and launch a 3D-printable face shield for healthcare workers. After only one week, multiple iterations, and piloting with clinicians, it is now the first 3D-printed face shield recommended by the U.S. National Institutes of Health!
If you have access to a 3D-printer, consider whether you might be able to serve healthcare workers in your local community. Jeremy Hanson at Seattle Makers has produced a useful IPC Safety HOWTO video for those who want to help with face shield production. 
Design that Matters and Spark Health Design assembled a team of over forty experts in medical device design, engineering, human factors, regulatory, and medicine to work nonstop in groups spread across the country to blast through three very fast cycles of prototyping and clinical testing. 
This is an open-source design, license CC0, meaning anyone can download the file and print it, or even change it to work better.

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