Origami Face Shield

Meeting the urgent need for facial protection

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Executive summary

Helpful Engineering has designed facial protection called the Origami Face Shield that can be locally manufactured on demand for $0.55-$0.88 USD / unit.

Background

  • The rapid spread of COVID-19 continues worldwide.
  • The US peak is imminent (~mid-April) with several countries hitting their apex soon after.
  • Urgent action is needed NOW to address supply shortages.

The Problem

  • There is a chronic and urgent need for safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) for those people working on the front lines trying to save lives.
  • The current safety equipment and PPE supply is completely insufficient. This will lead to unnecessary loss of life for both patients and care providers.
  • Reliance on overseas providers is high-risk, logistically slow, and inefficient. The days and hours matter!

The Solution

  • Helpful Engineering (HE) has designed new, low-cost, disposable facial protection (the Origami Face Shield).
  • Small scale production cost is $0.88 USD each. Mass production drives unit cost to around $0.55 USD.
  • This design is production ready, validated, and easy to scale.
  • These shields can be both mass and locally produced in all 50 states and ship flat, allowing for fast delivery.

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Origami Face Shield

Helpful Engineering has designed facial protection called the Origami Face Shield that can be locally manufactured on demand

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