1 Jun 2020
Loughborough University staff are using their skills and expertise to help with the fight against COVID-19
Loughborough University staff have been applying their skills and expertise to help protect and assist those on the front line, fighting the global coronavirus pandemic head-on.
The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering has been working closely with the School of Design and Creative Arts and the Research and Enterprise office to supply over 2,000 face visors to the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Wolfson team have also supplied 200 laser-cut visors to Monarch Care Homes, whilst also developing a partnership with engineers at Toyota Manufacturing UK to produce frames and visors and improve the efficiency and quality of the production process.
In addition to providing equipment, Dr Sourav Ghosh has been applying his expertise in healthcare engineering to explore if COVID-19 can be detected in the early infection phase, through saliva samples.
Product Design Engineering graduate, Kate Walker has also been helping out by producing 3D printed ear guards for NHS workers at Leicester Hospitals, to help prevent and reduce the pain of blisters caused by wearing protective face masks for long periods of time.
Read more about how Loughborough University is helping with the fight against COVID-19 here.