09-04-2020 REPRO FREE
Dr. Samer Arnous, Coronary and structural Interventional Cardiologist, at University Hospital Limerick trying the visor on for size at UHL.
The Rapid Innovation Unit at UL, an SFI Confirm Centre funded 3D printing activity that works in collaboration with University Hospital Limerick, mobilised a team to innovate immediate solutions in response to the COVID 19 crisis.
The unit has previous experience in rapid design and 3D printing of medical devices in response to clinical requests.
Following a request from Professor Paul Burke, Chief Academic Officer at UL Hospitals Group and Vice Dean of Health Sciences at UL, academics and clinicians at the Rapid Innovation Unit at UL worked to design and manufacture novel solutions where doctors had identified potential shortages of equipment should COVID-19 cases surge.
The first batch of visors were delivered to UHL this Thursday, while the shield box and adaptors are about to be put into practice. The face visors are in Limerick green and say ‘The Limerick Visor: Front Line Heroes’.
Pic Sean Curtin True Media.
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