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Technologically Advanced Reusable 3D Face Shield for Health Workers Confronting COVID19

Rajesh Kumar Kaushal1, Naveen Kumar1, Vinay Kukreja1, Fahd S. Alharithi2, Ahmed H. Almulihi2, Arturo Ortega Mansilla3,4, Shikha Rani5,*

1 Chitkara University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chitkara University, 140401, Punjab, India
2 Department of Computer Science, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
3 Higher Polytechnic School, Universidad Europea del Atlántico, C/Isabel Torres 21, 39011, Santander, Spain
4 Department of Project Management, Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana, Campeche, 24560, Mexico
5 National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, 136119, Haryana, India

* Corresponding Author: Shikha Rani. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 72(2), 2565-2579. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2022.025049

Abstract

The probability of medical staff to get affected from COVID19 is much higher due to their working environment which is more exposed to infectious diseases. So, as a preventive measure the body temperature monitoring of medical staff at regular intervals is highly recommended. Infrared temperature sensing guns have proved its effectiveness and therefore such devices are used to monitor the body temperature. These devices are either used on hands or forehead. As a result, there are many issues in monitoring the temperature of frontline healthcare professionals. Firstly, these healthcare professionals keep wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits during working hours and as a result it would be very difficult to monitor their body temperature. Secondly, these healthcare professionals also wear face shields and in such cases monitoring temperature by exposing forehead needs removal of face shield. Doing so after regular intervals is surely uncomfortable for healthcare professionals. To avoid such issues, this paper is disclosing a technologically advanced face shield equipped with sensors capable of monitoring body temperature instantly without the hassle of removing the face shield. This face shield is integrated with a built-in infrared temperature sensor. A total of 10 such face shields were printed and assembled within the university lab and then handed over to a group of ten members including faculty and students of nursing and health science department. This sequence was repeated four times and as a result 40 healthcare workers participated in the study. Thereafter, feedback analysis was conducted on questionnaire data and found a significant overall mean score of 4.59 out of 5 which indicates that the product is effective and worthy in every facet. Stress analysis is also performed in the simulated environment and found that the device can easily withstand the typically applied forces. The limitations of this product are difficulty in cleaning the product and comparatively high cost due to the deployment of electronic equipment.

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APA Style
Kaushal, R.K., Kumar, N., Kukreja, V., Alharithi, F.S., Almulihi, A.H. et al. (2022). Technologically advanced reusable 3D face shield for health workers confronting COVID19. Computers, Materials & Continua, 72(2), 2565-2579. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2022.025049
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Kaushal RK, Kumar N, Kukreja V, Alharithi FS, Almulihi AH, Mansilla AO, et al. Technologically advanced reusable 3D face shield for health workers confronting COVID19. Comput Mater Contin. 2022;72(2):2565-2579 https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2022.025049
IEEE Style
R.K. Kaushal et al., "Technologically Advanced Reusable 3D Face Shield for Health Workers Confronting COVID19," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 2565-2579. 2022. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2022.025049



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