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Research on Microclimate Cooling in protective clothing is not a new topic. Yet we are not able to provide cooling to the health care workers. In this research contribution I try to give some information on where the problems are.

Research on Microclimate Cooling in protective clothing is not a new topic. Yet we are not able to provide cooling to the health care workers. In this research contribution I try to give some information on where the problems are.

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Health personnel, entering the suit through the door made ​​of transparent material. Gloves and boots standing, the door is sealed. The door contains an "opener" that is used to exit the "cocoon". 
With contaminated suit, you enter the "cocoon" whic
Health personnel, entering the suit through the door made ​​of transparent material. Gloves and boots standing, the door is sealed. The door contains an "opener" that is used to exit the "cocoon". With contaminated suit, you enter the "cocoon" whic

Health personnel, entering the suit through the door made ​​of transparent material. Gloves and boots standing, the door is sealed. The door contains an "opener" that is used to exit the "cocoon". With contaminated suit, you enter the "cocoon" whic

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I am looking forward to your cooperation and that is part of my team, to develop a good suit to protect the families and medical staqff of patients with ebola

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

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Hi A Pi,

thanks for updating the post. I still wait for a quantitative description of the problem (How hot is the environment really, how active are the workers) and on experiments. I am quite sure, that someone makes this, but all people I asked do not know about this. So we will probably learn this in a few month.

And to do measurements ourself to evaluate and improve is difficult without a climate chamber and other tools. And again, I would not even know how hot I shall make the climate for the tests. The resources of USAID appear so limited, that they have no time to give us feedback by experts. And if I try to help you, this takes even more from the limited time, I have for making and proposing own ideas. So, I am sorry, but I cannot help you as much as I would like to.

I will let you know, if I know more.

With kind regards,
Rainer

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Rainer commented on Empathetic and Efficient PPE

Hi Nathan,

I agree with you. Face masks where the workers are easily visible are important. Did you already approach the problem of filtering the breathed air under a full face mask?

With kind regards,
Rainer

Hi A Pi, I will try to assess it. There should be some cooling effect. But this clothing may also increase isolation if it is not cold anymore. With kind regards, Rainer