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Since 2007 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has replaced some uses of the usual alkaline (pH >11), water-diluted bleach by dilute “amended” or “pH-adjusted” bleach, acidified to near-neutralilty (pH ~7) with white vinegar. As a sporicidal dis

Since 2007 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has replaced some uses of the usual alkaline (pH >11), water-diluted bleach by dilute “amended” or “pH-adjusted” bleach, acidified to near-neutralilty (pH ~7) with white vinegar. As a sporicidal dis

Photo of Edward (E. Barry) Skolnick, M.S.
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Reducing the current 3-piece headgear combination of face mask, visor/goggles, and hood to one integrated hood design.
Design ideas:
- full transparent visor, improving visibility for the health care worker, and rapport with the patient
- lightwei

Reducing the current 3-piece headgear combination of face mask, visor/goggles, and hood to one integrated hood design. Design ideas: - full transparent visor, improving visibility for the health care worker, and rapport with the patient - lightwei

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This innovation involves using a one piece jumpsuit PPE and creating a stand for removal of PPE. This ensures PPE removal without touching the contaminated part of the suit.

1. One piece eye guard and face mask: prevents head and neck exposure, no

This innovation involves using a one piece jumpsuit PPE and creating a stand for removal of PPE. This ensures PPE removal without touching the contaminated part of the suit. 1. One piece eye guard and face mask: prevents head and neck exposure, no

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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 t

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 t

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A robotic, open medical device sensor and activator platform should be deployed to afflicted areas. Technology can be developed to interface new sensor and actuators. This technology should meet a single interoperability specification. This reduces t

A robotic, open medical device sensor and activator platform should be deployed to afflicted areas. Technology can be developed to interface new sensor and actuators. This technology should meet a single interoperability specification. This reduces t

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It is diffcult to devise new technologies for Ebola care with incomplete data about the care, environment, and needs of patients. The equivalent of a black box recorder for patient and environment data is needed. This optimizes nursing and medical ma

It is diffcult to devise new technologies for Ebola care with incomplete data about the care, environment, and needs of patients. The equivalent of a black box recorder for patient and environment data is needed. This optimizes nursing and medical ma

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Today everyone has a cell phone, even the poor. This advantage is allowing the public to use Twitter for real-time data information exchange. To date civilians have already been providing support during a variety of crises like wildfires, earthquakes

Today everyone has a cell phone, even the poor. This advantage is allowing the public to use Twitter for real-time data information exchange. To date civilians have already been providing support during a variety of crises like wildfires, earthquakes

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Hstar Technologies is leading the development of a new category of clinical systems, the Robotic Nursing Assistant (RoNA), to strengthen and transform the nurse’s leading role as protector and driver of quality patient lift.   
	
Hstar would like t

Hstar Technologies is leading the development of a new category of clinical systems, the Robotic Nursing Assistant (RoNA), to strengthen and transform the nurse’s leading role as protector and driver of quality patient lift. Hstar would like t

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In order to better handle Ebola, it should be contained immediately. As information technology improves, systems should be implemented to quickly transmit this information. In that way, the efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola are more efficient

In order to better handle Ebola, it should be contained immediately. As information technology improves, systems should be implemented to quickly transmit this information. In that way, the efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola are more efficient

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Some experts from  WHO said  transfusing blood from survivors to Ebola patients should be the best way to fight the disease .

Some experts from WHO said transfusing blood from survivors to Ebola patients should be the best way to fight the disease .

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Fighting Ebola is challenged by the short time health care workers can endure inside hazmat suits. 3 ways to ventilate them: A fan in the back of the suit flooding it with fresh air through an appropriate filter will cool the worker. The fan can b

Fighting Ebola is challenged by the short time health care workers can endure inside hazmat suits. 3 ways to ventilate them: A fan in the back of the suit flooding it with fresh air through an appropriate filter will cool the worker. The fan can b

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Delivering food to remote areas by air has been plagued by harming people when the food comes to earth. Deliver food bars with a maple seed like wing. Attach to a small ration bar a wing like a maple seed. They can be dropped in large numbers and

Delivering food to remote areas by air has been plagued by harming people when the food comes to earth. Deliver food bars with a maple seed like wing. Attach to a small ration bar a wing like a maple seed. They can be dropped in large numbers and

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To stop  the spread of Ebola, a new analysis discovers that the greatest measures would come from ensuring safe burials for victims.

According to the US guidelines, workers must wearing full protective gear to wrap the Ebola victims, and place the

To stop the spread of Ebola, a new analysis discovers that the greatest measures would come from ensuring safe burials for victims. According to the US guidelines, workers must wearing full protective gear to wrap the Ebola victims, and place the

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Idea is a disposable ( paper?) over-layer that you can take off with a wall mounted hook (no human contact when removing it). This would be in addition to standard PPE reducing the likelihood that people come in contact with virus when they use the s

Idea is a disposable ( paper?) over-layer that you can take off with a wall mounted hook (no human contact when removing it). This would be in addition to standard PPE reducing the likelihood that people come in contact with virus when they use the s

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