By Gavin Gibbon
100 shields to be distributed to hospitals and healthcare facilities across the emirate
Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) has developed its first prototype of a face shield, 100 of which will be provided to hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the emirate.
The final prototype for the shield took two days to create, including the initial blueprint design that was developed by modifying the existing design in order to accommodate the comfort factor and the time for manufacturing and assembling the parts.
"We were successful in creating the prototype using machinery in our laboratory, which we have also embedded in our curriculum for students to use as part of developing their practical skills. We support the students in using advanced technologies, such as 3D printing machines and laser cutting techniques, as part of our vision to provide our students with a holistic learning experience," said Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean, COE.
ADU students have also produced over 1,000 clips for face masks within just two days.
"Using the resources available within our facilities, and the expertise of our resident faculty members and teaching assistants, we have been able to use advanced technology to support the local healthcare sector," said professor Waqar Ahmad, chancellor, ADU.