Protective clothing

6th January 2015

Wearables are still a big buzz word and one that is seemingly big again at this years CES currently in Las Vegas, but the issue that no one seems to have solved yet is a real need.

A wearable that is driven by a real and truly relevant need is protective clothing for those working in Ebola struck areas. A team at John Hopkins University have designed and developed a suit for such healthcare workers.

The PPE For Healthcare Workers suit was developed as part of a programme launched by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to tackle issues for those working with Ebola patients.

Designed so that the wearer can remove the suit from the inside and therefore decreasing the chances of direct contact with the virus, the suit has tabs at the hood that are pulled apart to open the garment and velcro straps attached to the arms that when tensioned under the wearers feet peel the garment off.

In addition the suit has a large clear visor and air vents with a dry air source to keep the wearer cool.

Hoping to have real product in a matter of months the team already have a series of prototypes that will undergo field tests.


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