Through the BoroBot makerspace in Middleboro, a small team has been working nonstop to create face shields to protect healthcare workers and their face masks as they battle COVID-19. The latest face shield design is currently under review at a Boston hospital, with the goal of having it mass-produced if approved.
MIDDLEBORO — Inside the BoroBot makerspace, a dozen 3-D printers are crafting the newest version of a modified face shield design aiming to protect health care workers battling COVID-19.
It’s been an almost nonstop week of production for BoroBot president Rich Oakley and Director of Technology Christopher Van, along with a small team, as they refine iteration after iteration of face shield designs, with revisions from a Boston hospital, that will go directly to that hospital.
The latest version of the shield is at the Institutional Review Board level at the…