A senior engineering instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus has a big desire to battle the coronavirus — from a mechanical engineering standpoint.
Since the start of the pandemic, Ray Taheri has been designing COVID-19 personal protective equipment tools to make things easier for the public and healthcare workers.
From door-handle openers to 3D-printed face shields to a small device that allows masks to be worn without the elastic bands cutting into the wearer’s ears, Taheri says his problem solving is designed to give people hope.
“Hope is what we all need in this hardship. We are navigating through unseen territory in the history of our species,” Taheri told Global News.
His latest COVID-19 design is a 3D-printed plastic adapter that can attach a clear plastic face shield to any…