How 3D printing could save lives in the coronavirus outbreak

How 3D printing could save lives in the coronavirus outbreak


Publication Title
MIT Technology Review
Publication/Creation Date
March 27 2020
Creators/Contributors
James Temple (creator)
David Lakatos (contributor)
Vicki Holt (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Plugging these critical gaps in the supply chain could help ensure that some level of face shields, nasal swabs, ventilators, and other products continue to reach hospitals in the next few weeks, when caseloads are likely to skyrocket. But 3D printing is largely seen as a stopgap measure, and an imperfect one at that. Such a frantic, scattered approach is far from an ideal way of producing components and products that could mean the difference between life and death for many patients.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Face
Source
https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/03/27/950240/3d-printing-coronavirus-covid-19-medical-supplies-devices/

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020)
Date archived
April 8 2020
Last edited
April 8 2020
How to cite this entry
James Temple. (March 27 2020). "How 3D printing could save lives in the coronavirus outbreak". MIT Technology Review. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT). Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4350