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here. These ideas showcase the power of our collaborative community, including submissions that are innovative, human centered and rapidly deployable in the fight against Ebola. We invite you to continue to refine and collaborate, turning these ideas into impact.
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The use of Socio-Metric (SM) badges (plastic cards with an embedded microchip and RFID transceiver, hung around the neck or pinned to the outer clothing) are coming into wider use in socio-psychology experiments (and in some hospital settings) to tra
mTrac woks: (1) strengthening the existing HMIS system by providing real-time disease surveillance, ACT stock and logistics information, and (2) engaging the larger stakeholder community to report service delivery bottlenecks, generate dialogue and c
Opening taps with his feet.
I watched the videos on the removal of PPE people need to use the water several times and have to open the tap with gloves that have been exposed to the virus and then at the end of the process, they open the faucet wi
Packaged goods that can be easily found in local marketplaces can be retrofitted to carry basic hygiene and sanitary kits. By repurposing the packaging and distribution networks of consumer products, we can get more sanitary supplies into the hands o
The Ebola Community Action Room is moving fast! Through Onu and others with networks in West Africa, we have established contact with a great group of community activists with many community volunteers throughout Liberia. This is true citizen-to-citi
In addition to the outbreak of the Ebola virus, fear is another epidemic care workers are faced with on a daily basis. The panic in response to the virus can add to the challenges in a care worker's physical work environment.
Furthermore, fear of
Sachet water is widely distributed and consumed in the affected regions, also in rural communities. Information about Ebola (symptoms, risks, to dos) could be printed on the bags to inform in simple, catchy words and symbols.
People who consumer
Same gear made user-simple:
• Inspired by extreme sports and tough gear to make PPE donning and doffing simple.
• Maintains existing standards and regulatory certifications for fast-track improvements.
• Guided by field best practices to make tr
The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, faeces and vomit. 2.9 million Liberians have no latrine or share unsanitery latrines. Our idea aims to provide the population in cris
Just a variant of the earlier ring and hook system, but seated to make getting out easier and avoid variable worker height issues.
Duct tape, rope and makeshift hooks. Must be used with one piece suits not the other ones.
Duct tape must cover
There are 2 main principles:
1. cooling solution must be TARGETED AT NATURAL COOLING SPOTS on the human body (why waste energy cooling the hole costume/body when you can cool several spots and make the body FEEL cool. And workers stay more in costum
The Novarum Smartphone Reader solution would enable more accurate, cost effective and efficient point of care testing for ebola, using nothing more than a smartphone. More importantly, the Novarum app would allow for storing, sharing and tracking of
Proposed is a low cost PPE gown that actively and continuously self-sterilizes using UV light. The exterior will be covered in sections of flexible polymer waveguides (polymer dip-coating) which will pipe UV-C light over the exterior surface of the P
Building on Chris & Vanessa's ideas, with hopes of advancing practical usability, why not combine the ideas and add a minimal skeletal metal structure which would allow for seating/stability on which the portable bags would be hung for use and then
This is a software program which helps doctors immediately communicate with patients in a secure mode in an environment where everyone has mobile phones. It enables 2 way communications between patients and doctors and doctors to doctors while provi
Sahana Open Source Disaster Management Web Application can provide solutions to a a wide range of information management, tracking and communication challenges. Sahana modules for:
- Patient Contact Tracing/Monitoring
- Logistics & Donation Manag
Misinformation about Ebola, particularly in rural areas, is a major factor in the spread of the epidemic. In our experience this can be countered effectively with a combination of mass media and mobile-enabled outreach, and particularly recorded audi