Sewing New Protective Masks
Status: In Production, Volunteers Needed
Produced: 288, and increasing
Description: An effort to research and coordinate volunteers in sewing protective masks for use in the communit and at YNHH.
Safety: This effort is entirely distributed to makers at home, you can use household materials or get a kit at pickup point to sew at home. Completed masks are left at unpersoned drop off points, then washed and distributed.
Check MakeHaven Events for sewing circles
Local Commercial Producers:
Volunteer sewn masks are being distributed first to health care and community serving nonprofits. Commercial producers will sew custom masks to order for your private or business use.
- Sewing Place New Haven - email@example.com (475) 441-7473, orders up to 25
- Regina Bohn, Regina's Originals - (203) 809-9193, small batch orders (up to 10 at a time)
- Catherine Mason Costume - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neville Wisdom - email@example.com Orders of 50 or more only.
Protective Clear Plastic Face Shields
Status: In Production
Produced: 1500 to date
Description: Use laser cutter and various fabrication tools to make clear plastic face masks from raw materials for use at YNHH and community nonprofits serving the public.
Safety: The shields where requested for use by the health system as essential equipment. The manufacture of these shields is done separating people in time and space as much as possible. Volunteers wear protective equipment.
Partners: Neurotechnology Core at Yale (Laser cutting plastic)
Local Commercial Producers:
- To be identified
Status: Designed, Ready to Produce, Seeking Buisness to Scale Production
Shield made of clear plastic sheets to protect medical staff from cough spray during intubation procedure.
Contacts: Lior Treastman
Documents: Design/Specification Sheet
Local / Regional Comerical Producers:
Last Resort Ventilator - AmboVent Design
Status: Building Test Unit
Build test unit, followed by production units of this open source ventilator design.
- Coordinator: Lior Trestman
- Medical Team: Harvey Zar (Lead), Tony Tomassoni, Ben Artin
- Mechanical Team: Colin Bunting (co-lead), Jen Fremd (co-lead), Nick McGhee, Jeremy Betz
- Electrical Team: Jessica Badowsk (co-lead), Justin Rowe (co-lead), Cedric, Stephen Robinson, Paul Novak
Volunteer Interest: Complete Form
Meeting: Recorded Planning Meeting
AmboVent Ventilator Resources:
Status: Design /Development
4-way ventilator splitter, working with helpfulengineering.org.
Contacts: Bruce Crowder
Testing Swab Applicator
Status: In Testing and Desgin
Using Markforged carbon fiber /nylon 3d printer or resin printer.
Enhanced CPAP machines
Status: Researching Options, Research Needed
Contact: Rich Pizzoferrato (looking for new lead)
n95 Life Extension / Cleaning
Status: MakeHaven Pause.
Yale University and others doing this work with more knowledge and resources. MakeHaven paused on project.
Collaboration is happening through coordination with YNHH Community resources coordinator Lisa L. Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS.
DIY Shields Delivered: 750
Mask pattern for hospital is more speciallized than the design used for community nonprofits, requirements can be found at: Yale New Haven Hospital's PPE donation page or at makehaven.org/face-masks. People interested in donating may send a note to donationsPPE@ynhh.org.
United Way is taking and distributing DIY masks and face shields to community nonprofits and community service groups.
DIY Masks Delivered: 152
DIY Shields Delivered: 260
Beneficiary Organizations: New Reach, Columbus House, CCA, Spooner House, Beth-El, Liberty, The Connection, CMHC, Cornell Scott, Vox Church,Sunrise Cafe, Cathedral for Higher Praise, Vertical Church, Youth Continuum, Fellowship Place, Shelter Plus Care, ESMS, Bhcare
Learn more about United Way's Covid 19 Response.
MakeHaven is working in collaboration with Yale's Coalition for Health Innovation in Medical Emergencies (CHIME) initiative. In particular, Yale School of Architecture and Neurotechnology Core at the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience are collaborators in design and fabrication with MakeHaven. They have used laser cutters to cut raw stock for the face shields and are assisting with other advanced fabrication technology.
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop - donated many elastic bands, 3d printing
Creative Arts Workshop Community - Fabric Mask Making Group
Medtronic - Independent team working n95 reuse, shields and sharing learning.
New Haven Free Public Library - 3d printing capacity
MakeHaven discussing each of these projects on on makehaven.slack.com our community discussion forum. You can join the discussion at http://slackin.makehaven.org/ then clicking the word "channels" on the side bar which will allow you to search for our "covid" channels. General covid response discussion is in the #covid-19 channel. Stuck? Here's a Slack video.
MakeHaven is empowering makers to create life saving equipment and supplies. Donate to offset expenses related to the covid response.