First NIH-Recommended 3D-Printed Face Shield for COVID-19 Launched by Design that Matter

(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- Redmond, Apr 2, 2020 (Issuewire.com) – To respond to the COVID-19 crisis, non-profit Design that Matters (DtM) launched an open-source, 3D-printable face shield on March 27 to provide eye protection for healthcare workers and others working on the frontlines. After one week with multiple iterations and piloting with clinicians, it is now the first 3D-printed face shield recommended by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

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  • Non-profit, Design that Matters (DtM), launched an open-source, 3D-printable face shield to provide eye protection for healthcare workers and others working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.
  • This is the first 3D-printed face shield for COVID-19 recommended by NIH
  • Design and instructions are available on the NIH 3D print exchange to allow anyone to use, remix, and build upon.

Design That Matters

Design that Matters works with volunteers and the best social enterprises to design medical devices for global health in low-resource settings. The speed of the coronavirus pandemic is turning all clinical settings into low-resource settings. In response, we have shifted to applying DtM’s expertise in rapid prototyping, human-centered design and medical devices to the domestic shortage of critical health supplies. 

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