Fast-track Vented Enclosure System for COVID-19 Patient Wards

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Overview

The invented technology relates to a new ventilation system that can thoroughly filter viral particles and quickly stop the spread of infectious virus, such as Covid-19, in the air and at low cost.

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Commercialisation opportunities
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Problem addressed

By reducing the number of small aerosols in the air, this invention minimises the risk of airborne cross-infection in hospitals and other high-risk places. This low-cost isolation system is rapidly deployable and can effectively protect healthcare workers and patients.

Innovation
  • The enclosed ventilation system has a pipe frame made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with extraction ports. It is equipped with a transparent PVC hood and high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, and can be placed on hospital beds to protect healthcare workers by effectively blocking and filtering viruses.
Key impact
  • Fast-tracking, safe, and application-based ventilation system
  • Economically and easily setting up the system
  • Portable and applicable to a variety of high-risk scenarios
Award
  • Silver Medal at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days 2022
Application
  • Patient wards/ICU in hospitals and waiting room in isolation centers, etc.
  • Vented enclosure to protect passengers/aircrew on airplanes and trains
  • Portable washrooms and makeshift hospitals
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

As one of the fastest growing universities in the world over the past decade, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is recognised as a hub for innovation in research and professional education. CityU identifies solutions to critical global challenges by extending the frontiers of knowledge both within and beyond existing research paradigms.

The University’s highly qualified academics are drawn from all over the world, not only bringing a wealth of research and professional experience to the teaching programmes, but also contributing to the knowledge and technology advancement.

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