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A project to develop smart faces masks to assess proper fit and monitor health has received an NSF RAPID grant. Courtesy: Northwestern University
PPE June 18, 2020

Smart COVID-19 PPE mask project receives research grant

Northwestern Engineering researchers received a $200,000 grant from the NSF to develop smart personal protective equipment (PPE) masks embedded with battery-free sensors to assess health for the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Amanda Morris
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Remote Monitoring June 8, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 1-7, 2020

Articles about remote operations, SCADA platform tools, 3D printing, COVID-19 job market impacts. and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 1-7, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Formlabs/West Virginia University
PPE June 3, 2020

University working with 3D-printing developer to produce swabs for COVID-19 testing

The Innovation Hub at West Virginia University is working with a Massachusetts-based 3D-printing company to produce medical swabs for COVID-19 testing.

By Jake Stump
Courtesy of: Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Safety June 2, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, May 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in May 2020 included stories about the impacts of COVID-19, 3D printed PPE, remote management, advanced controls, IoT, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: University of Missouri
Safety June 1, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 25-31, 2020

Articles about printing PPE with 3D equipment, high performance HMI, safety precautions to take while trying to reopen due to COVID-19, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 25-31, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Safety May 31, 2020

Staying safe in the “new normal” of COVID-19

As companies and manufacturers start to re-open in the near future, health and safety is a top priority.

By Gregory Hale
A team from Northwestern Engineering has found a way to retrofit a common commercial emergency ventilator (Vortran Go2Vent) into a device better suited for COVID-19 patients. Courtesy: Northwestern University
PPE May 27, 2020

Engineers adapt emergency ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Engineers at Northwestern University has found a way to retrofit a common commercial emergency ventilator into a device better-suited for COVID-19 patients.

By Amanda Morris
Engineers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have come up with a new approach to sharing ventilators between patients, which they believe could be used as a last resort to treat Covid-19 patients in acute respiratory distress. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Safety May 27, 2020

Engineers propose safer method for sharing ventilators during COVID-19 pandemic

MIT engineers have proposed a suggested design could make it easier to divide air flow for COVID-19 patients in emergencies when no other options are available.

By Anne Trafton
What started as a simple ask from Lake Regional Hospital for 150 face shields quickly snowballed into additional requests from first responders, dentist offices and even U.S. troops serving overseas in Afghanistan. Courtesy: University of Missouri
PPE May 27, 2020

Students printing medical face shields with 3D equipment to fight COVID-19

High school students are using University of Missouri 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers in their area and U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

By Brian Consiglio
High demand for raw materials has impacted the supply chain, but many companies have graciously donated materials researchers require to produce face shields and diffusers for metered dose inhalers. Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
PPE May 20, 2020

University reaches out to help manufacture PPE, medical devices for COVID-19 pandemic

Houston-area hospitals asked Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to help manufacture medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) for the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Dr. Joya Mannan