Iowa manufacturer turns ceiling panels into intubation shields

The acrylic and polycarbonate sheets used were turned into medical equipment

June 5, 2020

A designer in  Fairfield, Iowa, spotted an aerosol box for endotracheal intubations (ETT), designed by a Taiwanese doctor and sent it to the Sky Factory’s manufacturing facility to build them, according to an article on The Leaflet website.

The acrylic and polycarbonate sheets used for SkyCeiling image panels were turned into a modified Aerosol Box features a respiratory droplet splatter guard across the top of the cube’s main opening.

 The guard enhances the device’s ability to sequester the aerosolized particles that could otherwise drift or “hang” in place, increasing the risk of infection to intubation teams. 

The modified design also features curved shoulder openings that enhance the comfort-fit around a patient’s upper body, improving the restriction of air flow and making it easier to maneuver.

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