Children Ages 5 to 18 Create Hundreds of 3D Printed PPE and Donate Them to Local Hospitals

Students Represent FAU’s Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School
23-Apr-2020 8:40 AM EDT, by Florida Atlantic University

Newswise — Florida Atlantic University’s Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies at A.D. Henderson University School (ADHUS) and FAU High School is doing its part to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by creating 3D printed personal protective equipment (PPE).

Over the last month, students ranging from ages 5 to 18, along with two faculty members, have worked tirelessly to create 3D printed face shields, intubation chambers and ear savers for several local hospitals in Palm Beach County. So far, they have produced more than 650 face shields, more than 500 ear savers and 36 intubation chambers and expect to collect another 350 face shields by the end of the week.

The intubation chambers are a unique form of PPE for hospitals. They provide an extra layer of protection for doctors and nurses when they are intubating patients who need to be put on respirators.

Allan Phipps, district science coordinator at ADHUS and FAU High School, was contacted by Giovana Jaen, a former FAU High student/current third year FAU Schmidt College of Medicine student, about doing this for a local hospital and he agreed without hesitation. He relocated the school’s 3D printing equipment to his personal garage and has been coordinating the Institute’s efforts, as well as manufacturing face shields and intubation chambers with his own children who attend ADHUS.

Phipps along with James Nance, middle school science teacher at ADHUS, host social distancing drive-throughs in front of the school where students can drop off 3D printed face shields and ear savers they created at home. Students are also able to check out 3D printers from the school and get their own personal 3D printers serviced. Local hospital representatives are able to pick up the PPE and ear savers at this location.  

“I am so proud of our students for helping our community during this global pandemic,” said Phipps. “This has been a team effort from the start, and we are doing everything we can to support the medical professionals and our local hospitals during this crisis.”

The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies serves as the school’s epicenter for research, education and technology transfer. It was established in 2018 after a $1 million gift from Daniel and Debra Cane. The Institute’s integrated approach allows students and faculty at all grade levels to explore today’s most complex challenges in areas such as cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality, automation and artificial intelligence.

FAU has been able to donate this lifesaving PPE as a result of public, private and industry support. For more information or to make a contribution, contact Mickey Zitzmann at mzitzmann@fau.edu.

B-Roll and photos link: http://pubweb.fau.edu/media/CaneInstitute3DPrintedPPE/




Filters close

Showing results

1120 of 4573
Released: 15-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST
Will Covid-19 kill the high street once and for all?
University of Sheffield

The shift to home working during Covid-19, or ‘Zoomshock’, threatens the survival of local goods and services provided in city centres and business parks

14-Jan-2021 5:00 PM EST
AACI Partners With Federal Vaccine Panel to Promote Cancer Patient Health
Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

AACI was invited last summer to join the Vaccine Consultation Panel (VCP) alongside other leading health and science organizations in the U.S. Through the VCP, AACI has received periodic updates on the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and participated in efforts to educate the cancer center community and the general public on the importance of widespread vaccine uptake.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
The First Dose of the Pfizer Vaccine Gives About 50% COVID Protection, Not 91% Claimed by Those Who Want to Speed Up Immunization
Newswise

The NEJM paper actually states that the efficacy between the first and second doses was found to be 52 percent when given 21 days apart. After the second dose, the efficacy raises to 95 percent.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:20 AM EST
Houston Methodist study finds males of all ages more affected by COVID-19 than females
Houston Methodist

A new Houston Methodist study found males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, have complications and die from the virus than females, independent of age. The peer-reviewed observational study appears in PLOS ONE, a multidisciplinary journal published by the Public Library of Science.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 8:20 AM EST
NIH Revises Treatment Guidelines for Ivermectin for the Treatment of COVID-19
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC Alliance)

NIH Revises Treatment Guidelines for Ivermectin for the Treatment of COVID-19 Ivermectin is Now a Therapeutic Option for Doctors & Prescribers

Newswise: Studying and Treating COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact
Released: 14-Jan-2021 6:05 PM EST
Studying and Treating COVID-19’s Long-Term Impact
Rush University Medical Center

The CDC is funding a Rush-led effort in which 8 academic medical centers will track the clinical, physical and mental functioning -- including neuro-cognition and fatigue – of nearly 5000 COVID patients for two years to better assess the long-term outcomes of the disease.

Newswise: Potential COVID-19 Drug Is Successful in Lab Study
Released: 14-Jan-2021 5:20 PM EST
Potential COVID-19 Drug Is Successful in Lab Study
Rush University Medical Center

A new potential therapy for COVID-19 developed by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has shown success in preventing the disease’s symptoms in mice.

Newswise: S&T Joins Coalition Seeking to ‘Flush’ out COVID-19 in Wastewater
Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:40 PM EST
S&T Joins Coalition Seeking to ‘Flush’ out COVID-19 in Wastewater
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T is working with NIST and the University of Louisville to develop guidelines to standardize Wastewater-Based Epidemiology testing methods nationwide.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 12:40 PM EST
Perceptions of police using PPE during the pandemic
Simon Fraser University

A Simon Fraser University study on public perceptions of police officers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current pandemic finds that most PPE renders positive perceptions of police, while some equipment, including full-face respirator masks, may be viewed more negatively.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST
Population density and virus strains will affect how regions can resume normal life
University of Wisconsin-Madison

As a new, apparently more transmissible version of the virus that causes COVID-19 has appeared in several countries, new research finds that the transmissibility of viral strains and the population density of a region will play big roles in how vaccination campaigns can help towns and cities return to more normal activities. The findings suggest that directing vaccines toward densely populated counties would help to interrupt transmission of the disease.


Showing results

1120 of 4573

close
0.98597