RAPID: Low-cost, Batteryless Smart PPE Tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Project: Research project

Project Details


We propose to integrate batteryless, energy harvesting sensing devices into rapid manufactured PPE to actively safeguard healthcare workers, saving costs and making use of local supply chains. The devices sense strain, movement, temperature, humidity, and use ultra low power thermal imagers to track multiple critical sensing targets over time including fit/movement of the mask to ensure suction, wear time, and activity, to estimate viral
load/exposure and fatigue.
Effective start/end date6/1/205/31/21


  • National Science Foundation (CNS-2032408)


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