PRUSA RESEARCH – In reaction to the acute shortage of protective wear for medical personnel in the current pandemic situation, we have quickly developed and started to mass-produce protective face shields. We have already printed and donated over 35.000 shields to medics and other professionals in the Czech Republic and we have requests for 120.000 more (numbers to 3rd March 2020).
But the shortage is global and everyone with a 3D printer can help! 3D printing communities across the world became a massive driving force in the effort to produce protective wear for those, who need it the most.
This is why the design of the shields is fully open-source, anyone can produce it and/or modify it. Also, the shields are made from easily accessible and inexpensive materials. We would like to ask you to help us by spreading the word or even joining the collective endeavor – as a community, we can help thousands of people in need.
Reach out to institutions in your local area and ask them if they could use some additional protective wear (chances are they definitely could!). It’s not only about hospitals and other first responders like police officers and firemen, but also nursing homes, dentists, or just grocery store staff – simply put, you could offer your help to all those who now have to stay in the service or be in contact with many other people in the time of crisis.