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McLaren Formula 1 engineers develop a prototype respirator from off-the-shelf parts to protect frontline NHS staff from catching coronavirus

Engineers at Formula 1 motor racing team McLaren have developed a respirator prototype to protect frontline NHS staff from COVID-19. It’s hoped that the personal respirator, which consists of a fabric hood connected to an air filter, could soon be used in UK hospitals. The device, developed in partnership with University of Southampton medical staff, is connected to a small portable unit that supplies clean air. It uses readily available components and has an open-source design, meaning it could potentially be modified by medical teams globally. Read more.....



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