Sewing protective clothing
These are the items we are looking at right now, basic protective wear that could end up in short supply since they are disposable, and water resistant to protect the health care worker's body from any liquids they might encounter.
Horacio Oduber Hospital also has a video discussing these items: https://youtu.be/zqjn-KO6s_s
These are the designs we've found online that we think would be better than nothing if it comes down to it:
- Respirator: Made from a t-shirt
- Surgical mask: washable ones made from cotton
- Surgical gown: made from disposable hospital bed sheets or PVC
- Bouffant cap: Polyester scrub cap
We don't yet have prototypes for these, so right now we're working from scratch. If you have time and skills to give these a shot, please contact us so that we can coordinate and share things. We're also interested if you know where we might be able to get suitable material for these, so if you have an idea let us know. Or if you have any other ideas or expertise that you'd like to contribute to this project, please let us know.