COVID-19 Patient Isolation Hood
Patient hoods offer a cost-effective alternative to negative pressure chambers for managing patients with respiratory disease. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, developing rapidly deployable PPE and systems for managing patients with limited resources and growing case numbers became an urgent priority.
Project vision and approach
Dr. Tejas Bhatelia from WA School of Mines: Minerals Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Curtin University and Idea to Life optimised the original design developed by Dr. Jim Patel of the individual patient hood, which effectively produces a negative pressure chamber over a bed, allowing per-bed management. Viral filters were combined with purpose built hardware and COTS/MOTS hardware to develop a low-cost, rapidly deployable solution.
Idea to Life worked with Dr. Tejas Bhatelia from WA School of Mines: Minerals Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Curtin University to optimise Dr. JimPatel's original patient hood design.
Developing a low-cost, rapidly deployable patient hood for treatment of respiratory disease from readily available materials.
Idea to Life worked with key stakeholders to develop a readily deployable design.
Revised designs for emergency isolation hoods.