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COVID-19 PPE Efforts

Engineers in the Lane Innovation Hub are using their expertise and equipment in a campus-wide effort to create personal protective equipment to keep up with the needs of health care providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lane Innovation Hub has created partnerships with WVU Health Sciences Center, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences to develop and test surgical mask extenders, face shields and intubation boxes for use in WVU and local medical facilities.

Previously a dedicated prototyping center in the Statler College, the Lane Innovation Hub has quickly transformed into a testing and production facility. While the facility is not a manufacturing center, the team hopes to create PPE templates that will be used by companies who have the capacity to undergo mass distribution.

All materials produced by the Hub are donated to local health care facilities on behalf of the Statler College.

“The responses have been overwhelmingly positive, and people are incredibly thankful. The hardest part is trying to tell everyone that we are the ones that are thankful for what they do and the risks they take every day by just going to work. We are just trying our best to support them in the fight.” — Lane Innovation Hub Staff

The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment

Template Downloads

Kelsey Crawford showing mask extender

Surgical Mask Extenders

Includes: directions /materials /processes, extender templates

Download ZIP file (6MB) : Surgical Mask Extenders

Face Shield

100% scale and 90% scale template Materials for face shield and visor insert: 0.03-inch or 0.04-inch polycarbonate Materials for visor: .125-inch polycarbonate

Download ZIP file (231KB) : Face Shield

Assembly Video : Face Shield

Dental Face Shield

Includes: materials needed, 100% scale and 90% scale templates

Download ZIP file (41KB) : Dental Face Shield

Intubation Boxes

Includes: materials needed and template

Download PDF Template (109KB) : Intubation Boxes

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