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Engineers design ventilator parts, face shields to combat coronavirus

Newswise — Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York are stepping up on several fronts to help regional healthcare providers deal with the coronavirus pandemic, including designing ventilator parts and face shields.

“Binghamton University is offering important supplies and problem-solving skills to fight COVID-19 in our community,” said President Harvey Stenger. “We are ready to give whatever aid we can to reduce the effects of this virus among our friends and neighbors.”

Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering have completed a prototype of an N95-like mask using a 3M electrostatically charged filter that is capable of capturing viruses, and they also have a design for sterilizing N95 masks using ultraviolet light. 

Fuda Ning and Jia Deng, both assistant professors in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, are working with local hospitals to design and 3D-print ventilator adapters that will allow more than one patient per machine if necessary. They are working on this project with Scott Schiffres, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Leading a plan to produce full-face shields is Vince Brady, the Watson School’s manager of engineering laboratories and learning environments. Contributing to the prototype are Schiffres, Deng, Mark Poliks (director of the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing), Benson Chan (associate director of the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center and others. With assistance from industry, they hope to produce a few thousand shields for medical workers.

With supplies at hospitals running low, the Department of Biomedical Engineering also donated several thousand disposable gloves, 600 surgical masks, 29 N95 masks and several disposable gowns to local hospitals. 

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Caption: Ventilator adapters. The team is now 3D printing 16 sets for Lourdes Hospital

Newswise: Engineers design ventilator parts, face shields to combat coronavirus

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Caption: Fuda Ning's team successfully printed out a flexible mask prototype. This print consists of soft TPU (green) and rigid PLA filter holders (white and orange) on each side. The team tailored out two pieces of the circular HEPA filter and insert them to each holder. A metal strip was later integrated with the mask to conformally seal the nose portion (just as N95 mask and surgical mask do). This flexible mask allows a better fit with the human face and will be tested by UHS.

Newswise: Engineers design ventilator parts, face shields to combat coronavirus

Credit: Binghamton University, State University of New York

Caption: Fuda Ning's team successfully printed out a flexible mask prototype. This print consists of soft TPU (green) and rigid PLA filter holders (white and orange) on each side. The team tailored out two pieces of the circular HEPA filter and insert them to each holder. A metal strip was later integrated with the mask to conformally seal the nose portion (just as N95 mask and surgical mask do). This flexible mask allows a better fit with the human face and will be tested by UHS.

Newswise: Engineers design ventilator parts, face shields to combat coronavirus

Credit: Binghamton University, State University of New York

Caption: Jia Deng has developed a different version of a mask that uses a filter. However, the material used in more rigid (not flexible enough). So, his lab is now printing out another prototype with material that will better adhere to one's face. This version will also be evaluated by UHS.



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