A big shout out to our startup Wisify, who have refocused their effort to help tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. Tiago Andrade, Co-Founder and CTO of Wisify, is working with the Platform of Open Science of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (a public entity) and has changed a 3D project of a protective mask for Covid-19 to reduce the use of material and time of production of each mask from 2 hours to 32 minutes. The mask was created by a community of designers in Portugal and is completely free of charge for external providers to use.
The masks were distributed by Wisify to a nursing home in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, which is home to over 50 elderly people. The new design has also been printed by other third-party providers and distributed firefighters and other important entities.