Lecture Notes in Bioengineering | 2021
Use of Additive Manufacturing in the Battle Against COVID-19
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the world, travel restrictions, social distancing measures, and working from home are in place in every country. Health services even in developed nations are facing unprecedented demand not only for hospital beds and ventilators but also for clinical staff and the personal protective equipment (PPE) they require to treat patients. Shortages of equipment have led to greatly increased activity by the global network of 3D printing enthusiasts, offering their designs for free in the hope of reducing infections. In this chapter, few examples of 3D-printed items include face shields, nasal swabs, respirator masks and ventilator components used by folk’s has been discussed.