Every Tuesday from 5:30pm to late, HackLab.TO opens it's doors to members of the public. https://hacklab.to/visit-us/
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Hacklab remains closed until further notice as the Ontario government has extended their quarantine measures for non-essential businesses. Thanks for your patience and please don’t be shy to reach out! Check http://www.hacklab.to for our offical statement.
We are not guaranteeing that any of these DIY links can/will be used by medical professionals. It’s best to contact workers in your area and arrange with them. These are ideas only. We do not guarantee that any idea or mask design in this thread will protect against covid-19.
From a medical professional at Toronto Rehab Institute: “The pattern is here: https://www.project-cloth-masks.com/
It uses 3 layers, too thick, not breathable. Best is 1 layer nonwoven polypropylene. Reusable shopping bags are made from nonwoven polypropylene. Strings instead of elastics”
Testing the efficacy of homemade masks https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic
A great article suggesting most hospitals have a material (currently being thrown out) with proven safety/filter performance . Here’s the details:
Facebook group for making masks and shields https://www.facebook.com/groups/1496287100533288/?ref=share
Due to escalating concern over communtiy safety in regards to #Toronto’s spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Hacklab is suspending all open houses until April 6, 2020. We will continue monitoring the situation and will update you as it progresses. Full statement: https://hacklab.to/archives/important-message-regarding-covid-19/
Come by any Tuesday after 6pm and check out our awesome new front door projection! New interactive features coming soon. In fact, that’s the cool thing about Hacklab, it’s always changing and growing, we’re an ever… https://www.instagram.com/p/B9klrb8A6p8/?igshid=10iz9ez5w3824
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