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High School students create intubation box to protect doctors

Shared by Ana Ribeiro on 2020-05-07 11:55

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High School students from The Village School are trying to do their part and contribute to find solutions to help in the fight against the new coronavirus.

Knowing about the shortage of protective equipment in healthcare facilities, they have created a sealed box that allows doctors to safely intubate patients with Covid-19. The boxes are made of clear acrylic sheets and have two openings through which doctors can put their hands and have access to the patient. In this way, doctors are protected from the droplets emitted by the patients, which carry the virus.

"It's extremely easy to build and effective, most importantly affordable so anyone could use it," says Varun Agarwal, one of the students who created the intubation box.
The students have shared the designs and instructions for assembly on their website, so anyone can replicate the boxes. According to the information they shared:

"We are using a 3D Printer to make PLA/ABS Plastic Hinges so that anybody can assemble these in minutes. Home Depot parts like standard nuts and bolts and one 24x36 and three 18x24 Acrylic Sheets.
The holes can be cut by 4" hole saws or Laser Cutters if accessible. No glue required and assembly should be very fast.
Disassembly should be easy as well so as to clean with bleach/70% alcohol after use."

The boxes are already being used at the Princeton Hospital System, with positive feedback from doctors.

Instruction and more information: https://www.dyourbit.com/component/content/article/9-i-made-a-difference...

Adapted from: https://houston.innovationmap.com/the-village-school-teens-start-busines...

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High School students from The Village School, in Houston, created an intubation box to protect doctors from getting infected by patients with Covid-19.

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