PBS NewsHour: A hackathon to fashion an Ebola suit with sewing machines and chocolate syrup

April 8, 2015

In a video segment, PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill revisits the recent West African ebola outbreak, the challenges encountered by the medical professionals in their patient interactions, and the response by USAID — the Grand Challenge, an international contest to find better ways to protect health care workers. Mary Jo Brooks reports on the Johns Hopkins response to USAID’s Grand Challenge: a hackathon, spearheaded by professor of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design director, Youseph Yazdi.

Dr. Yazdi shares the process by which the challenge-winning protective suit for ebola health care providers was conceptualized and developed, and next steps in bringing the protective suit to production for use. Watch here.

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