Ontario: 3D Printers From the Brock University Library Makerspace Being Used to Create Face Shields For Paramedics
From The Standard:
With a huge international demand for protective equipment and a limited number of manufacturers to supply it, Niagara’s paramedics are getting help from an unlikely source — Brock University’s library.
Brock’s head of library systems and technology Jonathan Younker said the university is using the 3D printers in the Brock Library Makerspace to create 100 face shields, to protect paramedics as they respond to emergency calls with patients who may be at risk of spreading the virus.
Younker said Makerspace co-ordinator Tabitha Lewis was the first to recognize the potential of using the technology within the facility to meet the needs of Niagara’s health care workers by fabricating protective equipment they need.
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