We are all being affected by the current COVID-19 situation, which has inspired me a great deal to do what I can to help out. One of the main problems our front line healthcare providers are facing is a severe shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE. With the aid of another member of the community I have developed plans for several of the most needed PPE items that are ready to make and deploy (face shields, masks). In addition to these ready-to-deploy items I am also working on prototypes for other hospital equipment projected to be in short supply (ventilators, valves, etc.)
I have basically converted our attic into a mini factory for producing these items. Unfortunately, scaling up beyond low numbers of prototypes is expensive! I am hoping my friends and family will help me raise additional funds to purchase said materials to begin distributing them ASAP.
My main focus at this time are Face Shields. I have heard from several hospitals who have ZERO of them at this time, and thus are not able to implement them as a part of their infection control plan. At the moment I am able to produce about 8 of them per day, but with some additional equipment and automation I can potentially increase that to around 50/day on my own... Imagine 50 nurses/doctors/first responders out there who could be SIGNIFICANTLY less likely to be incapacitated by COVID-19 with this equipment...
So please help! And feel free to ask any questions about what YOU might be able to do to help aside from donating money/materials...
We are ALL in this together!
I've also included a link to my Amazon "Wish List" of materials/equipment I will need with a description of the planned use as well as priority of importance.
Amazon Wishlist Link