Producing headbands for medical face shields
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To ensure health-care workers have personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19, Laurentian University is collaborating with community partners to combine resources and help produce this much needed equipment.

Using an open-source design created by a Swedish firm, researchers are 3-D printing headbands for face shields at the Makerspace in the Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering building. These headbands are then used as mounts for plastic shields to protect health-care workers from bio-hazardous materials.

More than 300 headbands have already been shipped to Health Sciences North with plans for hundreds more to be delivered to the frontlines.

To learn more, visit Laurentian University.

"This project started with a simple desire to help. Giving a full accounting of all the tools we have at our disposal, it was decided that we would start manufacturing headbands."
Gisele Roberts
Manager, Innovation and Commercialization
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