Masks and Face Shields Summaries

Portable patient isolation and sample collection system to prevent spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections
Iqbal, Zahid

— Technology Description Dr. Zahid Iqbal at Washington University in St. Louis has devised a portable, wearable patient isolation/oxygenation system designed to protect health care workers from respiratory infections (e.g., COVID-19) while facilitating diagnostic sample collection. This viral contai…

Dynamic seal valve to prevent aerosol infection
Hartquist, Chase ; Lowe, Halle ; Zayed, Mohamed

— Technology Description Researchers in Mohamed Zayed’s lab at Washington University have developed a dynamic seal valve that creates a seal around devices with varying cross sections. This valve could be deployed in masks to protect health care workers from aerosol infection while using airwa…

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