COVID-19, the infectious disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with virus coughs or exhales. In order to protect against flying respiratory droplets that can transmit the virus, a team comprising of Mr. Johnson Tellis – Chief Innovation Officer, Mr. Gautham Nayak – Design Engineer and DreamWorks Makerspace run by determined students, supported by Sahyadri Start-up ecosystem, at Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, has developed face shields that will help the front-line healthcare workers.
The team took the initiative along with other Maker communities in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and the likes, with a pledge to produce and deliver 1 Million face shields across India. In a span of three week, the team has contributed to the cause and delivered more than 3500 face shields and a ventilator splitters for the Dakshina Kannada and Shimoga region.
Innovation Ecosystem at Sahyadri:
Social Innovation is at the epicenter of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management. Lead by a vision to make an impact both in the lives of emerging torchbearers of the nation and on the society. Sahyadri has been consistently promoting and working towards community centric entrepreneurship and houses 3 Industries,8 in-house Start-ups, 4 of which have been funded by ELEVATE Karnataka Scheme.
Currently the Sahyadri Start-up ecosystem is focused to join hands with the Government, Financial, Industrial and Public institutions in discussions of overcoming the after effects of this pandemic through creating alternate jobs, reskilling migrant workers and filling the gap of supply and demand for jobs. At Sahyadri, leaders and teams are constantly working towards the next set of tasks at hand, to emerge as a pioneer in the field of education.
A total of 3,685 face shield have been provided to various locations as follows:
Sl.No Place Quantity
1 Wenlock Hospital, Unity Hospital, Primary & Community Health 300
2 The Commissioner of Police’s Office Mangaluru 300
3 Alvas Hospital, Moodbidri Govt. Hospital 350
4 Yenapoya Hospital 500
5 Shimoga Police Department 1500
6 Kerala 100
7 Mangaluru Police, KSRP 300
8 Community Health Center Bantwal 35
9 Others 300