Over time, the science and technology community witnessed many inventions that contributed to the task of repelling coronavirus.
Shenzhen-based Chinese tech company KC Wearable has released a smart hat that can detect people with a fever 5 meters away, emitting an alarm when anyone with a high body temperature approaches it. . The hat also includes accessories such as a headset, infrared temperature probe, VR viewfinder, QR camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 5G that can transmit data to the nearest hospital.
Prusa of the Czech Republic is the largest 3D printing facility in the world with more than 500 printers producing a series of face shields. With a capacity of 800 pieces per day, the company donates a large amount of it to the country’s anti-epidemic campaign. Another company, Stratasys, also created masks, shields, or even ventilators using 3D printing technology.
China uses drones to detect disease manifestations in crowds, disinfect public places and bring supplies to remote locations. In addition, they are also used to transport test samples, greatly reducing time and effort. Other places like England and France are also taking advantage of this flying device to monitor and propagate people to implement social isolation.
A hospital in Seoul, South Korea creates a field test room that allows staff to undergo medical checks more safely and quickly. These chambers use negative air pressure to prevent harmful bacteria from escaping. Each patient involved in the test was consulted through an internal communication system, while samples from throat and nose fluids were collected through long rubber gloves fitted to the control panel. The whole process takes about 7 minutes, after which it will be ventilated and disinfected. Doctors here said the test chamber can meet the capacity of 70-80 patients a day.
Materialize 3D printing company, Belgium designed accessories that help you do not need to use your hands but still open the door. The device has two fairly simple detachable parts on the side of the handle, allowing you to use your elbows or arms to rotate. The company’s CEO, Mr. Fried Vancraen, said that the special door handle drawing is now free to download on the Internet, in order to disseminate this gadget design to the community.
Chinese company Winsun used 3D printing technology to build 15 isolation rooms in a day. The design of the building is isolated from modern equipment printed through extrusion process, with a robotic arm mounted on the tracks, forcing the layers of concrete to settle to build the wall. The company says the construction process uses recycled materials from the works, pledging the structure to be twice as durable as conventional concrete buildings.
Isinnova Company, Italy launched a 3D printed valve that turns the diving mask into a non-invasive ventilator for patients with Covid-19 infection. In the growing shortage of medical equipment in Italy, Isinnova is actively manufacturing its invention to supply medical centers.
Biochemists in Manchester, England developed a high-tech towel, with a fabric covering similar to the carbohydrate structure on the surface of the esophagus-covered cell. The main technique of the scarf lies in the glycoprotein layer, which is attached to the carbon cloth, then cheaper materials such as cotton. Through many experiments, the inventors said that this scarf can prevent up to 96% of viruses in the air.
A company in Denmark has developed a sterilization robot that doesn’t need any chemicals. With 8 bulbs emitting ultraviolet UV-C light, robots can kill harmful viruses and bacteria by damaging their DNA structure, making them unable to duplicate themselves. The technology is much more practical than having to leave the room empty for hours to use chemicals like hydrogen peroxide.