Development of a PPE visor for female healthcare workers

Jones, G., Siena, F.L. ORCID: 0000-0002-6908-7365, Watkins, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-3756-0437 and Breedon, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-1006-0942, 2021. Development of a PPE visor for female healthcare workers. Journal of Health Design, 6 (3), pp. 440-447. ISSN 2206-785X

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Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has increased dramatically. However, the lack of PPE designed specifically for women is leaving many without adequate protection, as current “universal” solutions fail to address female healthcare workers’ varied needs. Instead, current solutions present users with a host of problems, including discomfort, hindrance, incompatibility with other wearable items, and adjustment difficulties. This paper explores and reflects upon the design thinking approach used to develop a PPE visor for female healthcare workers while following a user-centred design approach/methodology.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Health Design
Creators: Jones, G., Siena, F.L., Watkins, M. and Breedon, P.
Publisher: Archetype Health Pty Ltd
Date: 13 December 2021
Volume: 6
Number: 3
ISSN: 2206-785X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.21853/JHD.2021.145DOI
1503686Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 14 Dec 2021 15:13
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 15:13
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45126

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