Facemask to Filament: 3D Printing with Recycled Facemasks

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Photography courtesy of Peter Rosso As a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19 the facemask, a simple covering worn to reduce the spread of infectious agents, has affected the lives of billions across the globe. An estimated 129 billion facemasks are used every month, of which, most are designed for single use. […]

Mask Design @ La Universidad de Los Andes

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From August to December 2020 the PCA team were working in collaboration with la Universidad de Los Andes in supporting students who were developing innovative, improved mask designs for minimising viral spread on public transport as part of their Proyecto Intermedio. The project spanned 16 weeks broken down into 4×4 week sprints with a review […]

Vaccine Distribution Solutions in collaboration with La Universidad de Los Andes

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The Project Clean Access team are working in collaboration with La Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota to develop innovative cold-storage distribution solutions that could assist in delivering vaccines to the most remote areas of Colombia. The challenges in achieving this are significant due to Colombia’s diverse landscapes (including rainforest, desert and mountains), significant climate […]

Mechanical occupancy counter – 3D printed

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Limiting the number of people inside a shop or venue can help to maintain social distancing. This 3D printed mechanical counter can be placed in the doorway of a shop or other venue to count the number of people inside. The parts list, instructions, and 3D files to build your own counter are available here: Instructables […]

Ultrasonic occupancy counter with Arduino and HC-SR04

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Limiting the number of people inside a shop or venue can help to maintain social distancing. This simple Arduino project can be placed in the doorway of a shop or other venue to count the number of people inside. The parts list, instructions, and code for building your own counter are available here: Instructables We […]

PCA in Teaching: Empowering the public with Lego-based solutions to real problems

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Through the winter semester this year 2nd year students at the University have completed PCA projects as part of their core teaching. Focusing on developing designs that anyone can build at home to reduce their risk of transmission, Students were tasked to develop devices that removed the need for contact with surfaces and buttons on […]

Social Distancing Glasses

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Introduced as a measure to prevent the transmission of contagious disease, social distancing, or the act of maintaining a physical distance from others has inadvertently remained a restriction on society throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst many have followed guidance such as keeping 2m apart or complying with new and occasionally unclear distanced shopping systems, it’s […]

PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo – Challenge 3

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The Product Design department at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano have been running PCA linked challenges as part of their Interaction Design course ‘Mediations’. For the third challenge students were required to design devices that could eliminate the risk of viral spread through cash transactions. Two of the resulting outputs are shown in the pictures below and demonstrate how […]