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Drive-Up Booth for Safer COVID-19 Testing

Technology Summary

A low-cost, easy-to-use outdoor shelter for healthcare workers to conduct safer COVID-19 drive-up or walk-up testing

Description

This work sought to design and construct a simple, easy-to-use outdoor shelter for healthcare workers providing walk-up testing for COVID-19. This system is a hybrid modeled after similar structures in use in Boston, MA and South Korea. It was developed as part of the COVID-19 Health Care Worker Protection Project in April 2020.

Benefits

  • Sealed chamber with positive pressure and attached arm sleeves
  • Rugged enclosure designed to be easily cleaned between patients
  • Materials used are resistant to ammonia, chlorine, iso-propyl, and ethanol
  • Reduces the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) required while providing sufficient protection
Specifications:
  • Final dimensions: 52" x 100"
  • Material cost: $3,206.87
  • Build time: 8 hours

Additional Information

The PDF instruction manual for this test booth is available to freely download at right. 


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Technology IDOpen SourceAvailabilityAvailablePublished04/28/2020Last Updated04/28/2020