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¿Qué les parece este nuevo invento para protegerse del coronavirus?

¿Qué les parece este nuevo invento para protegerse del coronavirus? se trata de un respiradero que purifica el aire, te tapa entero pero tiene que costar mucho:

https://mundoguay.com/biovyzr-respirador-purificador-de-aire/

— ¿Quieres sobreprotegerte en medio de una pandemia? este BioVYZR es un respirador purificador de aire que se ajusta al torso y proporciona una protección de 360 grados, si no te convence ni la mejor de las mascarillas tal vez esto mate tus preocupaciones mientras pasas tus días en tu búnker. —

THE BioVYZR IS A PERSONAL AIR PURIFYING SHIELD FOR EVERYDAY PROTECTION AGAINST POLLUTANTS, ALLERGENS & PATHOGENS.

Its proprietary design provides 360 degrees of protection and shields you on all sides

BREATHE EASY WITH A PERSONAL AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM THAT REMOVES 95% OF PARTICULATE MATTER



About

VYZR Technologies was founded in response to the absence of innovative and effective Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) available to the public in the face of a global pandemic.

We’re a passionate team of designers, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs working to create gear for our collective new normal. Based in Toronto, Canada and working in quarantine, we believe that our real challenge is not COVID-19. It's the absence of effective PPEs required to protect people from airborne pathogens and other environmental hazards (like Australia's wildfire smog and urban pollution).

The first product we’re deploying, the BioVYZR, is a consumer-grade Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) that filters your air and shields your personal space.

We hope it will help you breathe easy as we transition to life beyond quarantine.

Our Outlook for the Months Ahead

The global spread of COVID-19 has exposed major vulnerabilities in the global system.

The range of policies enacted by governments have either flattened their curves (South Korea) or resulted in immense pressure on fragile healthcare systems (Italy, Spain). Taken together, these developments have stalled the world economy with repercussions to be felt for years to come.

At VYZR Technologies, we believe that COVID-19’s efficient spread is partly due to the lack of effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) available to healthcare providers and the general public. Where masks and face shields are generally useful in healthcare settings, their effectiveness against airborne pathogens like COVID-19 appears to be limited. 




Is COVID-19 airborne?

One would expect a straightforward answer to this question. But with critical shortages in PPE, requiring the public to wear face masks could deplete the dwindling supply available to healthcare professionals. Some governments have resorted to discouraging their publics from securing their PPE resulting in mixed messaging and confusion.

We’ve also seen an intense debate about the effectiveness of face masks in protecting against COVID-19. What’s starting to become clear is that they may only provide limited protection from airborne pathogens. They may instead be more useful in preventing infected individuals from transmitting the virus to others. Fueling both sides of the debate are competing economically and politically considerations that disregard the bottom line: protecting people from an airborne virus.

Beyond a complete quarantine of almost half of the world population, there doesn’t appear to be an effective way to slow down the spread of COVID-19 until a vaccine is developed and administered widely. The economic shock to individuals, from job losses to restriction on movement, will impose unforeseen hardships on billions.

The unheeded warnings of epidemiologists and academics were on point: our world is grossly unprepared for a major pandemic.



Life After Quarantine

Beyond the “grim-ness” of the subject, there are some practical considerations and questions that need to be explored. For example, how long can economies handle lockdowns? How much financial support can governments provide to keep people indoors? What happens when, inevitably, quarantine ends? Some governments have expressed concerns about a “second wave” of cases after quarantine, how will ordinary people protect themselves?

Until a vaccine is developed and administered, we’ll need to adapt to a “new normal”. How this new normal look depends on our ability to understand the nature of the threat and create innovative solutions to address it. BioVYZR 1.0 is such an innovation. Designed to create a protective barrier around the wearer, it both physically shields airborne particles from reaching their face (eyes, nose, and mouth) and filters them out of the air they breathe in and out.

Sharing small spaces is part of our human experience. Any scenario where quarantine ends will see everyone getting out again, sharing elevators, busses, meeting rooms, restrooms, train cars, cabin space, etc. Unless a new class of effective (and accessible) personal protective gear becomes widely adopted, COVID-19 will continue to spread.




Flattening the Curve, Buying Time

Nothing has been more gut-wrenching than seeing front-line healthcare professionals forced to find creative ways to protect themselves from what they know to be an airborne pathogen. With shortages in PPE and limited resources, those on the front-line are putting their lives at risk and they need better protection to do their job.

Flattening the curve is a necessary mechanism to reduce the strain on the healthcare system and allow it to build up additional capacity. But the capacity for what? How much more PPE will we need? How many more ventilators will we require? With countries blocking each other’s access to vital supplies, who will be safe, and who will remain vulnerable? And if this is what we are experiencing in developed economies, what lies ahead for developing countries?

At VYZR Technologies, we’re thinking hard about solving the problems our healthcare professionals currently face. We’re on a mission to create a new kind of PPE that will provide more comprehensive protection against airborne pathogens. We believe we can make it affordable and accessible to all. We also believe in reducing the reliance on consumables (like face masks) by using long-lasting filters that don’t need to be discarded so frequently.

Our first generation of consumer and medical BioVYZRs provides a compelling way to achieve all of this.




When will this be over?

In a thought-provoking analysis published in the Atlantic, Ed Yong helps us grasp some ways things could play out. Ultimately, with so many variables at play, nobody knows how this will end. 

From the analysis and research we’ve done internally, we believe we’re still in the early phase of a global pandemic and, unfortunately, the worst may be yet to come. Governments that have implemented social distancing measures will either be desperately reluctant or desperately eager to lift them. Their decisions will be dictated by economic and political considerations. In every way, it’s going to be the toughest call they’ll ever have to make.

But these lockdowns are not sustainable. At some point, we will all need to venture out again. We’ll need to adapt to a new normal by making better decisions about how to protect ourselves and our families. We’ll need to adopt new hygiene practices, experiment with different social behaviors and use more effective protective gear.

Until a vaccine is approved, we need to adapt to a new normal, whatever that normal may be.

To Beat COVID-19, We Need A PPE Revolution

This pandemic has been declared a war, and COVID-19, the enemy. If one may build on that characterization, it is a war fought on five fronts: PPE, testing, contact tracing, social distancing, and the vaccine/cure. We’re begrudgingly coming to terms with the reality that,  on every front, we are losing. 

In this war, PPE is our armor but it hasn’t evolved since the Spanish Influenza of 1918. Placed side by side, photos of two pandemics a century apart, strike an eerie contrast that highlights just how little our approach has changed. Yet the ubiquity of masks, then and now, fails to deflect from an inconvenient truth; masks are insufficient in protecting against aerosol-transmissible pathogens.

In our modern PPE arsenal, experts say the best protection against aerosol-transmissible pathogens is a Powered Air Purifying Respirator or PAPR. These are commonly used in industrial and healthcare settings where airborne hazards are present. But PAPRs are unaffordable (on average $1800 per unit) and, consequently, inaccessible. To beat COVID19, we need a PPE revolution that will change that.

PAPRs work by, first, creating an impermeable seal around the wearer’s face or head. Second, a blower fan channels an ample supply of filtered air into the enclosed space, creating positive pressure. By creating a seal around the wearer and purifying their air, PAPRs effectively block pathogen transmission through droplets and aerosols.


Today, we’re launching a proprietary low-cost consumer PAPR called the BioVYZR 1.0. It’s an air-purifying impermeable outer layer designed to drastically reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. With 360 degrees of protection, it filters all the air that comes in and all the air that goes out. We’ve designed it to offer self-isolation, without the social distancing. That’s the power of PPE that actually works.

In parallel, our launch today is also marked by a commitment to getting better PPE to front-line medical personnel who face the highest risk of infection. For every BioVYZR pre-ordered through our IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign, we will donate a medical BioVYZR to overwhelmed and underresourced hospitals at home and abroad.


When used in a healthcare setting, our medical BioVYZRs have distinct benefits that go beyond superior protection. These include, but are not limited to:

    not requiring a full face seal to be effective (like masks)
    preventing inadvertent face touching and cross-contamination
    not obstructing the face and mouth for better communication
    facilitating patient interactions and close-proximity care
    they can be worn all day long, inside and out of the hospital
    they come with disposable sterile covers that can be safely donned/doffed
    their filters can last much longer than N95 masks and require less handling (for replacement)



With innovative forms of effective PPE armor like the BioVYZR, an end to this pandemic becomes more tangible. The requirements of our new normal become more defined.  We can start taking pro-active steps towards getting our economies moving again. It can start by first equipping frontline medical workers and protecting them as they save countless lives. Then we must protect all essential workers and answer their rightful calls for safe and effective gear. This must be swiftly followed by equipping law enforcement, government employees, workers, teachers, caregivers, etc.

A true PPE revolution demands effective personal protective equipment for all. If we were all truly protected, it would be COVID-19’s transmission rates crashing, and not our global economy.




RESOURCES:

    Protective equipment against COVID-19 needs to go further, scientists say (https://physicsworld.com/a/protective-equipment-against-covid-19-needs-to-go-further-scientists-say/)
    Everyone Thinks They’re Right About Masks by Ed Yong (April 1, 2020)(https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-airborne-go-outside-masks/609235/)
    Do N95 respirators provide 95% protection level against airborne viruses, and how adequate are surgical masks? (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16490606)
    Respirator Fact Sheet for SARS (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/factsheets/respsars.html)
    Health workers need optimal respiratory protection for Ebola (https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2014/09/commentary-health-workers-need-optimal-respiratory-protection-ebola)
    COVID-19 transmission messages should hinge on science (Dr. Lisa Brosseau) (https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/03/commentary-covid-19-transmission-messages-should-hinge-science)
    Collection of photos from the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 *https://designyoutrust.com/2020/03/historical-photos-of-the-1918-spanish-flu-that-show-what-a-global-pandemic-looked-like-in-the-1910s/)



Re:¿Qué les parece este nuevo invento para protegerse del coronavirus?
« Respuesta #1 en: 23 de Julio de 2020, 10:38:19 am »

Invención interesante, pero no puedo entender cómo puede evitar ser infectado con un virus. Se extienden por todas partes y la única solución es probablemente quedarse en casa. No me parece un gadget muy práctico y hay mucho por desarrollar.