College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
Current face shields used in home and institutional healthcare settings create hardships for their wearers, which makes normal work routines more difficult. Recent mandates require healthcare workers to wear both surgical masks as well as plastic face shields when tending to patients. Unfortunately, the majority of face shields have been designed for hospital settings, which does not address the specific requirements for in-home therapist use. Some of the issues include their restrictive size, tendency to fog, susceptibility to glare, and sterilization and re-use issues. Our team proposes to design a face shield for homecare occupational therapists that addresses their unique set of requirements. A prototype face shield will be developed and tested by several stakeholders to validate performance and refine the design. The design will be iterated as required to satisfy customer requirements.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Giunto, Nathan; Manos, Sefra; Ross, Brandon; Seno, Catherine; and Howell, Catherine, "Pandemic Healthcare: Face Shield Modification" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1322.