We are a group of faculty (Computer Science, Art+Design, Psychology) and staff (ITS + Creativity & Innovation at CC) at Colorado College trying to use our resources help our friends, nurses, EMT's, and doctors by making face shields for hospitals and other emergency management services. This is in an effort to help fill the PPE gap that is growing within our healthcare system both locally and nationally.
We have partnered with Pike's Peak Emergency Management Team to understand the exact and growing needs of our local healthcare services teams - and we are also receiving requests from contacts at other hospitals throughout New York City that we are hoping to serve. We will be making hundreds of reusable and single use face shields over the next few weeks and will distribute on an ongoing basis until all needs are met or we have exhausted our resources.
The prototypes are still being worked out but we hope to get them to be quite durable, flexible enough to be comfortable for extended periods of time, will resist fogging up with use, and fit well over googles and masks.
We will upload photos here on the go fund me site to keep you updated as we finalize a prototype and begin production phase. Because of the immediacy of the needs compounded with the current delays in supply chains we are asking for donations before our finalize our prototype so we can order materials needed immediately and begin production once they arrive.
You can collaborate with us by:
a) Donating a few dollars in collaboration to cover the costs of materials.
b) Volunteering to help make face shields remotely from your homes. Whether you have your own 3d printer, a sewing machine, or just a set of scissors - there are many ways you can help build PPE.
We've compiled some resources here:
---Making 3D Printed Face Shield: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25857-prusa-protective-face-shield-rc2
---Fabric Face Masks: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask
Image of current face shield frame prototype