UTC2 students successfully produce 3D printed "fake ear" devices that help pain attenuation once wearing the face mask

Monday - 27/04/2020 09:03
Students of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Transport and Communications - Campus in Ho Chi Minh City (herein referred to as UTC2) has designed and manufactured ear protection devices once wearing masks, then presented to medical teams of the front-line hospitals and assistance forces at quarantine posts for Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City.
UTC2 students successfully produce 3D printed "fake ear" devices that help pain attenuation once wearing the face mask

The idea of implementing the project: Derived from the idea of a Canadian Scout, though young, but invented and used his 3D printing skills to create "ear protection" devices when wearing face mask.

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3D printed fake ears made by UTC2 students
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Lecturers and students of University of Transport and Communications - Campus in Ho Chi Minh City designed and manufactured products

In order to attenuate the pressure of ear pain due to continuously wearing protective masks, thousands of "Fake ears" will be manufactured by University of Transport and Communications - Campus in Ho Chi Minh City and FREE donation to first-line hospitals fighting COVID-19. The device is shaped like a comb with hanging steps that protrude from the sides. Health-care professionals/doctors may use lap bands (depending on the size of the head) instead of the ear loop. By this approach, the wearing mask doctors will not be suffered pressure in the ear area and can wear a mask to work for a long time without pain.
 

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How to use “Fake ears" once wearing a mask

The Youth Union of University of Transport and Communications - Campus in Ho Chi Minh City cooperating with students of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering came up with the idea. To make the "ear protection" device once wearing this mask, it is necessary to have 3D printers, also the products designed/manufactured by 2nd and 3rd-year students of both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical – Electronics Engineering Departments at UTC2 Model Contest (one of the academic competitions organized by UTC2 Youth Union).
The number of 3D printers manufactured by UTC2 students is 5 units, with a capacity of 50pieces/day, and running about 18hours/day.
Funding to implement this project: partly from the UTC and remaining from the funding of lecturers and alumni.
After a short time, UTC2 Youth Union received the attention and timely news from the press agencies and television stations such as Giao duc Newspaper, Tuoi tre Newspaper, Defense Television Station.

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Defense Television has reported on the product

Up to now, nearly 3,000 ear protection devices once wearing masks have been provided by UTC2 Youth Union to relevant units/agencies such as Provincial Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh city, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport,  Ho Chi Minh City Harbor Bridge Association, Cho Ray Hospital, Eye Hospital of Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc District Hospital, District 9 Hospital, etc.

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UTC2 Youth Union delegation presented ear protection once wearing a mask to Ho Chi Minh City Harbor Bridge

 

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UTC2 Youth Union delegation provided the ear protection once wearing a mask to Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh city
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UTC2 Youth Union Delegation gave ear protection devices once wearing mask to Thu Duc District Youth Union

The creation of these "ear protection" devices is to energize white-shirted soldiers, who are at the front lines of the epidemic. Thanks to the team of medical doctors and people in the frontline who fight epidemics day and night to protect the health of people. These are the silent heroes on the front line of the epidemic prevention. “May you all be healthy and peaceful!"
In the coming future, UTC2 Delegation Youth Union and Department of Mechanical Engineering will launch a product "Anti-virus safety helmet" to contribute a small part in the fight against Covid-19.

 

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