How can we re-imagine designs, technologies, accessibility, or strategies for adoption to drive changes in behavior for using face coverings and PPE to help save lives?
Could your idea help save lives? Universal adoption and adequate supply of face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE) is one the largest challenges facing communities today. The globe is contending with problems ranging from marginalized communities lacking access to essential PPE to misinformation campaigns regarding the relative effectiveness of our current options. These challenges underscore the need for holistic, innovative solutions.
How do we make masks one more of the everyday essentials in our life? How do we innovate PPE to protect a range of people from frontline workers to senior citizens? What existing technologies can we repurpose to make face coverings and PPE more robust? What actions can we take to sustain behavior change? These are just some of the many questions that solutions could answer. Solutions could touch on the accessibility, wearability, effectiveness, technologies employed, materials used, or even ways to change behaviors. You can pick one or you can mix and match.
Most promising solutions have the opportunity to network and plan with experts who are active in developing innovative technologies, designs, and adoption strategies. In addition, they will be invited to take part in a public webinar showcasing their ideas.
This challenge is in collaboration with MIT’s Fabric Hub.