Submitted by Oana Jackson
Amidst the COVID-19 situation, Student Technology Services (STS) is using their creativity, innovation, and technology to flatten the curve and make a difference in St. Louis! After garnering inspiration from a news story, STS launched into action with their 3D printers to help Face Shield Initiative- St. Louis. They are working with Ali Kosydor, MHA, Director of the Healthcare Innovation Lab at BJC HealthCare/Washington University School of Medicine and Leo Shmuylovich, Pediatric Dermatology Fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis.
So far, STS has printed and delivered 3 sets of face shields parts (the visor piece) to MADE St. Louis, in batches of 50, 70 and 70, as well as 290 mask straps. These mask straps are small plastic pieces, used in combination with face masks, that help ease the tension on the ears for those who have to wear face masks for extended periods of time.