Wednesday, 1 April 2020 Prototypes of 3D printed face masks delivered to the General Hospital Izola for testing
The University of Primorska joined the initiative Zaščitimo Slovenijo and in collaboration with the General Hospital Izola and Technological park Ljubljana printed first protective face masks. The first prototypes of the masks have been already delivered to the hospital, where they are currently being tested in real environment.
Masks are made by the researchers from the UP FAMNIT Human-Computer Interaction Lab, who are currently printing masks day and night. The purchase of 3D printers was recently enabled by the InnoRenew CoE project.
These masks are compatible with microbiological filters used in hospitals. The model of the filter, that served as a basis for the mask, is certified to be 99.99% effective in guaranteeing protection. They are intended for multiple use, they are made out of PLA material and they are made in two sizes (male and female).
The university is also supporting other projects to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Some are already being implemented and you can read about them here, others are in a testing phase, while some are still being developed. The combining factor of all of them is the wish of the university to proactively support the epidemic management.
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 Survey on University of Primorska student's satisfaction during isolation
At the University of Primorska we would like to find out more about your well-being and any challenges you might face in current situation. For this reason, we have prepared a short voluntary and anonymous survey.
The management of the University is pleased to note that the work processes in all areas of the university work are more or less running smoothly thanks to the quick and efficient adjustment of employees and students.
We invite all of you to participate in the survey and suggest additional improvements for the work processes and personal collaborations.
You will find the survey on this link. The survey will be actieve until Monday 6 April 2020.
We thank you in advance for all your contributions and wish you a lot of health!