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As medical supplies dwindle in the face of increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) community are designing and fabricating devices using lasers to bolster supply.
After consulting with emergency room physicians on specifications, a team in the Makerspace at NJIT designed and manufactured a prototype of a face shield that can be used by various emergency workers. The front of the mask is a long piece of clear polycarbonate plastic, while the frame is made from HDPE plastic — the same material used in plastic milk bottles, which pathogens have difficulty clinging to. The shield covers most of the face and is held in place by a simple strap.
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