Dr. Stanley Chien, professor of electrical and computer engineering, using facilities provided by the Transportation and Autonomous Systems Institute (TASI) at IUPUI, along with facilities provided by IUPUI’s energy, mechanical, and motorsports engineering programs, fabricated intubation boxes for protection of healthcare clinicians from virus-laden aerosols often resulting from intubation procedures. Such a just-in-time fabrication was particular helpful for some rural and regional hospitals in the Midwest that did not have adequate personal protective equipment.
The Intubation Box is an inexpensive and reusable personal protective device that functions as a barrier between Covid-19 patients and healthcare providers. The COVID-19 virus remains highly contagious and these boxes serve as an additional layer of protection when aerosol generating procedures are performed. To find out more information about these intubation boxes, visit intubationbox.org.