Face shields to fight COVID19
Face shields to fight COVID19. Image credit - Northeast Now

Tezpur University in Assam has developed face shields that can be used by the medical staff as a protective device against COVID19.

“The face shields can be worn by medical staff while approaching patients and subjects,” informed Tezpur University’s media cell chairman Dr Rajeev K. Doley.

The face shields have been jointly developed at Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab and Applied Photonics and Nanophotonics Lab at the University, said Dr Doley.

The face shields have been developed with the support of the funding of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and eYantra Project (IIT Bombay) and Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi respectively.

“The University has already dispatched first set of face shields to Tezpur Medical College, Gauhati Medical College and Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute,” said Dr Doley in a statement.

The face shields have been developed by a group of faculty members including Dr. Nayan M. Kakoty, associate professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Dr. Durlav Sonowal, assistant professor of the same department.

The other faculty members are Dr. Rosy Sarmah, assistant professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and Prof. Pabitra Nath of Deportment of Physics.

The administration of the University, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology also extended active help in the making of sanitisers for the disinfection of the shields.

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