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Polyvent

The Polyvent project evaluated whether it is reasonable to increase ventilation capacities in countries with resource-limited clinical infrastructure and how the pathway for the industrialization of a minimal-function ventilator in Switzerland could look like. Our main result is a report with the title “Deployment of ventilators to developing countries: A critical review in light of…

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Hygiene Rules for the Guests of Elderly Homes

With elderly homes opening up for guests again, it is important that all guests are aware of the hygiene rules set in place. There are also new guidelines for staff. To optimally communicate this information, we created an awareness campaign consisting of informational material in different forms. They were created together with Kompetenzzentrum Schönbühl and…

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Proning Taco

Hospitals treating COVID-19 patients around the world are using the prone-positioning of patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as an effective therapy to increase blood oxygenation and reduce mortality. Turning anesthetized patients safely requires at least 3-5 medical nurses and can be tedious to do with current methods. helpfulETH’s project proposes a simple mechanical…

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Pathogen Containment for Interactive Devices (PACID)

The PACID system aims to shield portable electronic devices (such as phones, pagers, etc.) from surface contamination while maintaining access to its features (touchscreen, buttons, microphone, loudspeaker). For this, the PACID system introduces a disposable plastic containment around the device before entering the contaminated space. After leaving the infectious environment, the plastic containment is removed…

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Mask Recycling Process

This project investigated possible recycling methods for face masks like FFP2 or N99. Below, you will find a collection of our findings. More on the project behind these findings: Mask Recycling ProcessFor inquiries on this project, please contact Stephan Fox. Findings: Soap, alcohol, and chlorine-based reagents should not be considered, as they reduce the filtering function…

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Face Shields

We offer 3D printed face shields based on the RC3.1 design. This design is a popular emergency solution around the globe and multiple hospitals in Switzerland already use this product to supplement their limited supply of ordinary face shields. This solution will come with full documentation. More on the project behind this solution: Production of…