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<NEW Devices help to protect health care workers against the spread of this deadly disease >
July 29, 2020 • jainendra joshi • MEDICAL AND HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

<Burak ozdognair the Ver Planck Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon

University, was eager to help when approached by his friend and colleague Dr. Atac

Turkay of the (HVHS).heritage valley health system>

 

With a shortage of personal protection equipment available during the COVID-19 pandemic, health care

professionals have an increased risk of contracting the disease. They are particularly vulnerable during

intubation procedures when patients can expel a broad spray of infectious fluid.

Local experts have a solution — a clear, acrylic containment box that significantly reduces the risk of

spreading COVID-19 to medical workers.

Burak ozdognair the Ver Planck Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was

eager to help when approached by his friend and colleague Dr. Atac Turkay of the (HVHS).heritage valley

health system

Teaming up with Dr. Matthew Woodske, director of intensive care services, Heritage Valley Health

System, the collaborators discussed the possibility of developing protective containment boxes.

While the original "Aerosol Box" was invented by anesthesiologist Lai Hsien-Yung in Taiwan earlier this

year, HVHS was looking to adapt that design to meet its own specific procedural needs.