COVID-19 Community Innovation Project

The local health authority has identified a need for face shields in the coming weeks. In response, the Revelstoke Idea Factory (RIF)  has been working with local medical practitioners at Victoria Hospital to proto-type a reusable face shield for use by emergency and medical staff when treating patients with or suspected of having Covid-19. 
As of today’s date, the prototype face shield has been approved for use and Victoria Hospital has already placed an order for 300. 

So How can you Help?

This project is one of several that we may be able to make a reality but it will require community support. 

1. The Idea Factory is raising $10,000 to purchase the equipment and materials to  support not only the production of face shields but also any other  medical supplies or equipment that may be needed in the coming months to fight COVID-19. For example,  in order to increase  production of the face-shields for both our local hospital and the region we need to purchase an additional 3D printer and  3D printing materials.  Please note, all labour is being done by volunteers  and 100% of this fund will go towards materials and equipment used to produce medical supplies needed to fight COVID-19. 

2. The Idea Factory is interested in talking to anyone who may have skills/ideas useful for producing additional medical equipment specific to helping our medical professionals fight COVID-19. If this is you please email [email redacted] 

I know in times like these many of you may be looking for ways to help. We are staying at home, practicing social distancing and emotionally supporting friends and family. Hopefully you will see this as a great chance to do something more. For more information on this project and The Idea Factory please check us out at

Sending everyone our best, 

The Idea Factory Team
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