Together with the IoT Digital Innovation Hub, the members of the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca and of the AIR Institute, we have started a grand initiative to  produce medical material that our hospitals, nursing homes, patients, security forces, and all the professionals involved need in order to combat the evolution of the Coronavirus.

Thanks to all those who are participating.

We would like to thank all of those who are participating in this initiative, especially the following companies and centres: Atelier, Béjar Chamber of Commerce, Raúl Rodríguez's tailoring shop, Béjar City Council, the hundreds of volunteers and all those who have donated the thousands of meters with which we are creating masks, face shields and gowns.

Thanks to the material donated by Profundo Sueño we were able to make the first 10,000 masks. Thanks to the material we acquired later and the help of many volunteers, weavers and the following workshops: Atelier, Raul Rodriguez Tailoring, José Luis Garcia White Saddles, Blanca Martin Workshop, Beatriz Candela Workshop, Raul Rodriguez Professional Qualification Center, Rosa Mateos Workshop and Jose Sanchez Workshop, we will soon have thousands of gowns and masks in our hospitals and residences. Besides, we are working in coordination with Feli Campo and Fashion s.a. on increasing production rate and on donating the material to other workshops in the community of Castilla y León.

This great team effort is being coordinated by the members of the BISITE Research Group and of the AIR Institute

Thanks to Béjar's know-how, the skills of its people and its solidarity with the colleagues of the E.T.S.I.I. of Béjar, and thanks to the coordination of the AIR Institute researchers, we have been able to bring this project to everyone and to begin to automate the production process of all those products.

 

Dr. Jesús Martín González receiving some of the face shields made by the BISITE Group

Great work Jesús and thanks to all of you for what you’re doing!

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of Dr. Javier García Criado, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Salamanca; David Ricardo Figuero Hernández, Director of Nursing, Preventive Medicine and Sterilization Units at the Salamanca University Hospital; and Dr. José Lorenzo Bravo Grande, Director of the Occupational Risks Service at the Salamanca University Hospital. They have validated the material we produce and are in charge of its sterilization, so that it can be delivered to the patients and the staff in the best possible conditions. Thank you for your help. You’re doing a fantastic job!

Álvaro Torijano with some of the 3D printers we are using. Well done Álvaro for the effort you’re making to coordinate the project and produce material!

We would like to thank the Junta de Castilla y León, the Béjar City Council and its Chamber of Commerce, for their support. We must also highlight the work of the Municipal Police and Civil Protection, which has been essential to properly manage the production and distribution of material among homes, workshops and the laboratories at which we work.

Béjar is demonstrating unquestionable solidarity during this crisis

We also take this opportunity to recognize the work of our colleagues, who are cooperating and coordinating with manufacturers on the development of face shields printed in 3D. These items are essential.

If you would like to contribute in any way, please contact us by e-mail dissemination@innovationhub.es (Javier), or by telephone 685 04 35 54 (Sergio). We need raw material to be able to continue the production and your help is vital.

A big thanks to all of you.

Juan M. Corchado

University of Salamanca

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