IIT Kanpur Develops Under INR 100 PPE For Health Workers

20-Apr-20

Spread of COVID-19 has resulted in a huge demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in essential services exposed to high-risk environments.

Standard PPE kits have become scarce, hence there is a need for low-cost and mass producible alternatives that provide protection for the entire body.

A team of IIT Kanpur researchers and industry partners designed the PIPES (Polyethylene based Improvised Protective Equipment under Scarcity) Kit based on thin cylindrical rolls/pipes of polyethylene (polythene), which is non-porous and commonly used in the industry for packaging and making plastic-bags.

IIT Kanpur has placed the design and the production process of the PIPES Kit is open-source, so that MSME anywhere can start making them in large quantities within a few days.

They  expect manufacturers to be able to sell the kits at a price under Rs. 100. Viewers can visit www.pipeskit.org for design details

 

 

  More News  Post Your Comment
{{comment.Name}} made a post.
{{comment.DateTimeStampDisplay}}

{{comment.Comments}}

COMMENTS

0

There are no comments to display. Be the first one to comment!

*

Name Required.

*

Email Id Required.

Email Id Not Valid.

*

Mobile Required.

Email ID and Mobile Number are kept private and will not be shown publicly.
*

Message Required.

Click to Change image  Refresh Captcha