Collaborative graduate-level teamwork on research, design and prototyping of an Ebola level PPE – supported by the University Health Network (UHN)

A research and design project that improves the safety, comfort and efficacy of healthcare workers (HCW) exposed to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by focusing on the head and neck portions of existing PPE: The final budget-aware designed prototype (MCKS 2) reduced heat accumulation and condensation in a one-piece shroud with an adjustable face shield and an integrated N95 respirator and adjustable exhaust tube.