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The OpenIDEO Fighting Ebola team reflects on the power of communities to tackle global needs. Before the challenge, we each felt overwhelmed and helpless in the face of the Ebola crisis. Throughout our time here we discovered that when people come to

The OpenIDEO Fighting Ebola team reflects on the power of communities to tackle global needs. Before the challenge, we each felt overwhelmed and helpless in the face of the Ebola crisis. Throughout our time here we discovered that when people come to

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Hi Jiang -
We love the collaboration happening around this post. Through community feedback, you have refined your idea of a active Ebola killing suit to use UV technology. This is great! Can you update the original idea to reflect the changes and share any other additional ideas and feedback you have considered?

We'd like to share some guiding questions to help the development of your idea through engagement from our community and experts in their feedback.

Design - How would all the UV additions seamlessly fit into the design of the suit?

Efficacy - How rapidly would the UV inactivate the virus? How might we ensure broad coverage of the UV technology to ensure all of the virus is inactivated on the healthcare worker?

Adoption - what do we need to include in the suits that will help with training them how to use and follow safe protocol, especially in donning and doffing?

Distribution - how will these be distributed to remote communities that need them?

Manufacturing - who can manufacture these suits? How much will it cost per suit and what would be the turn around for deployment in design and production time?

We're looking forward to seeing your idea build out as a result of expert knowledge. Feel free to update your idea and indicate what else you need to make this happen as you get more feedback.

Cheers!

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Hi Nicolae - we'd like to share some guiding questions to help the development of your idea through engagement from our community and experts in their feedback.

Design - How might you balance a design that allows the user to move within the suit while maintaining dexterity and easy movement around the treatment center?

Adoption - what do we need to include in the suits that will help with training them how to use and follow safe protocol, especially in donning and doffing?

Distribution - how will these be distributed to remote communities that need them?

Manufacturing - who can manufacture these suits? How much will it cost per suit and what would be the turn around for deployment in design and production time?

We're looking forward to seeing your idea build out as a result of expert knowledge. Feel free to update your idea and indicate what else you need to make this happen as you get more feedback.

Cheers!

Hi Donna - great post! We would love to see more and have put together some guiding questions for you and the community to consider as you develop the idea.

Use - What is the best use case for this material? Covering open wounds or full body coverage? If it is full body coverage, would the virus stay active on coated skin, and how might we decrease the transmission through inadvertent touching of the eyes or mouth?

Distribution - how will these be distributed to remote communities that need them? Is this a viable option for West Africa? What partners would be needed to deploy this?

Adoption - what do we need to include with this material to help with training healthcare workers on how to use and follow safe protocol, especially in donning and doffing and reflexive touching?

We're looking forward to seeing your idea build out as a result of expert knowledge. Feel free to update your idea and indicate what else you need to make this happen as you get more feedback.

Cheers!