Face shield is personal protective equipment that can be used by many workers in the medical field for protection of the facial area and associated mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids which may contain COVID 19 virus. There are millions of potential users of face shields. It can be also used by Government Agencies and professional societies for protection from COVID 19 virus.
1) It is made up of moulded transparent poly-carbonate which gives maximum visibility and strength.
2) Easy to wear/use and more comfortable.
3) Protect a larger portion of the face.
4) User-centred design.
5) Ergonomic design.
6) Less fogging than goggles
7) No impact on breathing resistance.
8) The curve in shape gives more breathing space.
9) Impact resistance and reusable after sanitization.
10) It will make a barrier for the user from touching his/her faces especially the nose, so it stops the virus entering into the body.
The Solar Cooker developed at Design Innovation Center, IITB has been displayed at Plastivision 2020 exhibition held from 16th to 20th January 2020 at Mumbai in the Start-up Pavilion.
Design Innovation Center (DIC) & Open Design School (ODS) of IITB actively participated in the Techefest 2020 – Asia’s Largest Science and Technology Festival – held from 3rd to 5th January 2020 at IITB
DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED BY
DESIGN INNOVATION CENTER, IDC, IIT BOMBAY GUIDED BY PROF. B. K. CHAKRAVARTHY
Design Innovation Center (DIC) IITB along with its 3 spokes showcased the progress of work during the one-day exhibition held at IIT Delhi on 26th December 2019 under the MHRD’s scheme “National Initiative for Design Innovation” organized by DIC IIT Delhi, SPA Delhi and CIC-Delhi.
The redesign brought down the weight of the Palki from 60 kgs to 34 kgs, thus making it much lighter for the porters who carry these palanquins through the arduous terrain leading to the temple. The use of lightweight stainless steel pipes also made it durable, safer and virtually maintenance-free while allowing for a weight load of up to 150 kgs. The combination of engineering, ergonomics, ethnography and design innovation resulted in a product that can also be made locally by small scale manufacturers.
MHRD’s Design Innovation Center set-up at IIT Bombay along with its three Spokes (CoEP Pune, Dr. BSKKV Dapoli & NIF Ahmedabad) exhibited its key Projects during the annual students’ event of IDC School of Design “Degree Show 2019” held on 22-23 June 2019 at IITB Campus.
Design Innovation Center took part in the round table meeting on leveraging innovations in science and technology for inclusive development during Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) 2019 held from 15-18, March 2019 at National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), Ahmedabad.