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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

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

Photo of Luiz Othero
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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

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

Photo of Shane Zhao
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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

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

Photo of James (Gien) Wong
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It's critical to have more frontline health providers to help the individuals currently diagnosing and treating people infected with Ebola.

Here are some thoughts how we might enable this...

It's critical to have more frontline health providers to help the individuals currently diagnosing and treating people infected with Ebola. Here are some thoughts how we might enable this...

Photo of Sheldon Allen*
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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

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

Photo of Carolin Weisser
24 29

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

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

Photo of Nicole Daphne Tricoukes
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Evaporative cooling is :
- Lightweight, durable and non-toxic
-Easy to activate and re-usable
-Offers many hours of cooling relief and protection
- Ce-mark certified
-Cheap

Evaporative cooling is : - Lightweight, durable and non-toxic -Easy to activate and re-usable -Offers many hours of cooling relief and protection - Ce-mark certified -Cheap

Photo of oğulcan Mercan
5 4

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

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

Photo of Anthony Davis
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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

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

Photo of Vlad Dobre
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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

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

Photo of Andy Miller
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