【#WeArePolyU – Fight against Virus】 “When all HongKongers join hands together, there are no problems we cannot overcome." Prof. HC Man, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at PolyU, and his team has been collaborating with the Hospital Authority and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to design and produce 3D-printed face shields and eye shields to alleviate the need for protective gear amongst frontline medical professionals. From design, mold-making, and finally to producing the initial batch of face shields, the process took just a fortnight. PolyU has also helped line up domestic production to ensure a stockpile of face shields.
Designed by PolyU and made in Hong Kong, not only is this collaboration a testament to the competence and capability of Hong Kong’s manufacturing industry, but also exemplifies the dedication and effort from various sides in supporting medical professionals to fight the battle against novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Prof. HC Man
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
(Posted on 3 March 2020)