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Our Ideas phase has concluded.   Thank you – we've been so inspired by the quality and quantity of participation for this important challenge.  Check out the contributions here or head over to  Highlights to view those that showcase the power of our community.
 
We invite you to continue to update, provide and seek feedback, prototype, refine and push your idea forward.   Feeling inspired by something you see?  Any idea can be implemented by anyone! Ready to share your story? Head over to Impact, where we celebrate examples of inspiration and positive outcomes.

Please keep in mind that OpenIDEO is an open source innovation platform and we encourage submissions from all parties.  None of the contributions are endorsed by OpenIDEO as factual, nor as effective means in protecting against Ebola.  Here, however, is what we currently know about the disease.

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Suggested PPE: 1-pieceTTB [One-piece Top-To-Bottom]

As the name suggests, this gear is built as one piece from top (of the head) to the bottom (of the feet). This 1-piece suit covers the whole body and one does not need additional accessories like

Suggested PPE: 1-pieceTTB [One-piece Top-To-Bottom] As the name suggests, this gear is built as one piece from top (of the head) to the bottom (of the feet). This 1-piece suit covers the whole body and one does not need additional accessories like

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Ebola Health Action Team (EHAT) is an innovation focussed on strengthening human resource capacity in Ebola stricken areas and by providing healthcare workers (HCWs) training, certification, community empowerment and by means of providing the HCWs th

Ebola Health Action Team (EHAT) is an innovation focussed on strengthening human resource capacity in Ebola stricken areas and by providing healthcare workers (HCWs) training, certification, community empowerment and by means of providing the HCWs th

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Few investigational toolbars have the advantage of model specific to precusor to viral pathogen. Here, a model origin in scaffold data of NCBI, NIH output is described to a particular set within the observation residue of Ebov correspondance.

Few investigational toolbars have the advantage of model specific to precusor to viral pathogen. Here, a model origin in scaffold data of NCBI, NIH output is described to a particular set within the observation residue of Ebov correspondance.

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The Global Minimum Innovate Salone Community has been working collaboratively through Facebook and Whatsapp to design communications solutions which educate the public and stop the transmission of the Ebola virus across Sierra Leone. We’ve been think

The Global Minimum Innovate Salone Community has been working collaboratively through Facebook and Whatsapp to design communications solutions which educate the public and stop the transmission of the Ebola virus across Sierra Leone. We’ve been think

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When there is a reporting of an out break in America and patients have to go into hospital have a portion allocated to Ebola patients who are showing symptoms specifically. That whole section of the hospital is cut off from the rest and is lined with

When there is a reporting of an out break in America and patients have to go into hospital have a portion allocated to Ebola patients who are showing symptoms specifically. That whole section of the hospital is cut off from the rest and is lined with

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The Global Minimum Innovate Salone Community has been working collaboratively through Facebook and Whatsapp to design communications solutions which educate the public and stop the transmission of the Ebola virus across Sierra Leone. We’ve been think

The Global Minimum Innovate Salone Community has been working collaboratively through Facebook and Whatsapp to design communications solutions which educate the public and stop the transmission of the Ebola virus across Sierra Leone. We’ve been think

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My idea is a ventilated air-conditioned hazmat suit that will make the suits more comfortable. It is specifically geared toward healthcare workers who have to take breaks frequently due to the discomfort and heat currently being experienced in the su

My idea is a ventilated air-conditioned hazmat suit that will make the suits more comfortable. It is specifically geared toward healthcare workers who have to take breaks frequently due to the discomfort and heat currently being experienced in the su

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Our invention consists of a special type of gloves that protect people from any contact they may have had with Ebola.  Once done using the gloves, the user pulls two strings that lift a bag over the used gloves so you do not have any contact with the

Our invention consists of a special type of gloves that protect people from any contact they may have had with Ebola. Once done using the gloves, the user pulls two strings that lift a bag over the used gloves so you do not have any contact with the

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My concept is for a wrist-band monitor for temperature and heart rate that gives a instant readout, for nursing staff lightweight and inexpensive will include patients written details on a portion of the band unfortunately due to the exacerbating nat

My concept is for a wrist-band monitor for temperature and heart rate that gives a instant readout, for nursing staff lightweight and inexpensive will include patients written details on a portion of the band unfortunately due to the exacerbating nat

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We are designing a Portable Toilet so we reduce waste, and improve sanitation. This will help in reducing the bacteria and germs spread throughout Africa. The toilet is a little backpack shaped like a box that has a hole on the top were someone does

We are designing a Portable Toilet so we reduce waste, and improve sanitation. This will help in reducing the bacteria and germs spread throughout Africa. The toilet is a little backpack shaped like a box that has a hole on the top were someone does

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Soft plastic cylindrical tubes about 3 inches in diameter with duct tape funneling projectile vomit and explosive diarrhea in one direction toward a disposal bag that can be replaced safely.

Soft plastic cylindrical tubes about 3 inches in diameter with duct tape funneling projectile vomit and explosive diarrhea in one direction toward a disposal bag that can be replaced safely.

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Although it is difficult to justify cost wise, it may be worth looking into remote robotic treatment of ebola patients to protect healthcare workers. With today's technologies we can build a robotic apparatus to perform just about any task. A single

Although it is difficult to justify cost wise, it may be worth looking into remote robotic treatment of ebola patients to protect healthcare workers. With today's technologies we can build a robotic apparatus to perform just about any task. A single

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Sorry - not an artist but an engineer.

Strategy for suits is to create a barrier that prevents the wearer from contacting the virus...viruses are very small (20 to 300 x 10^-9 Meters)... so the body of the suit cannot have any openings exposed to

Sorry - not an artist but an engineer. Strategy for suits is to create a barrier that prevents the wearer from contacting the virus...viruses are very small (20 to 300 x 10^-9 Meters)... so the body of the suit cannot have any openings exposed to

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This is a simple method that a friend shared with me which they did during NASCAR before air conditioning. They used ice to provide the cooling, here's the diagram (sorry - not an artist).

This is a simple method that a friend shared with me which they did during NASCAR before air conditioning. They used ice to provide the cooling, here's the diagram (sorry - not an artist).

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