COVID-19 Maker Challenge

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Nursing Home Challenge

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Nursing home populations are among the hardest hit and most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking to tackle specific problem sets that the staff and patients are encountering as they confront this crisis.

Share the current unmet needs of the nursing home community as they relate to COVID-19.

What aspects of their operations need attention to enhance their COVID-19 response and prevention efforts?

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Disabled Veterans Network (DVN) A Social Networking Site (SNS) For Disabled Veterans, Their Families and Caregiving Facilities For Real Time, Rapid and Effective Communication For Crisis Management

Disabled Veterans face challenges with seeing and communicating with family and friends due the Covid-19 Pandemic. Along with Disabled Veterans not being able to see their families on a consistent basis caregiving facilities may face challenges communicating how well Disabled Veterans are doing, what initiatives they have in place to protect them and marketing their facilities to remain in business. Allowing Disabled Veterans to communicate with their families on a regular basis in real time...

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Family Involvement & Patient Advocacy

The involvement of families is integral to the quality of care and quality of life of nursing home patients. I am proposing a web application to bridge a communication gap that exists between care providers and families. This problem is extremely present with the absence of families in the caretaking environment. Some families are concerned because they are unable to attend doctors appointments, be there at mealtimes, and some cant even call patients because the patient is hard of hearing...

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Combating coronovirus

This method is crude and smelly, but it works;. What you need to combat the coronovirus; 1 gallon of white distilled vinegar Small medicine cup Small bowl Cotton balls Cotton swabs Antibacterial soap Hand sanitizer Tissues Spray bottle 5 quart stock pot Terry cloth towels 1 gallon of bleach Dawn dish soap Lysol wipes Optional; black light Hello everyone, my name is Earl McKenzie, I'm sending you this message from Superior,Wi. Hope everyone shares this message. I wish that...

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EASY-AIR(electric filter) Kills CORONA VIRUS

im always updating the post im am an electric engineer 23 years and i stumbled on new technology that can be and an alternative to vaccine  control the spread of the CORONA VIRUS  by KILLING its population of (CORONA VIRUS)  the KILLING of us CORONA VIRUS no body has that power over us i say we r the top of the food chain and  we have the technology to KILL CORONA VIRUS so they dont bother us no more everything alive has outer body a shell of the cell and when u zap it with with...

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to defeat CORONA VIRUS EASY-AIR(electric filter)

      im am an electric engineer 23 years and i stumbled on new technology that can be and an alternative to vaccine  control the spread of the CORONA VIRUS  by KILLING its population(CORONA VIRUS)  the KILLING of us CORONA VIRUS no body has that power over us i say we r the top of the food chain and  we have the technology to KILL CORONA VIRUS so they dont bother us no more everything alive has outer body a shell of the cell and when u zap it with with electricity so the CORONA...

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Personal Protective Transportation Chair

Getting Residents to and from doctors appointments while keeping them protected from the person traveling beside them.  The Assisted Living Facilities, and Nursing Facilities still have residents that have to make appointments this would be a challenge to come up with a better, safer design of this seat for transporting everyone.

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Mood Adjustment

The uncertainty and stress of coping with COVID-19 takes a heavy toll on the emotional wellbeing of residents and staff who share this isolated existence, hidden within the new dystopia of long-term care facilities. Staff and residents would benefit from an emotional daily boost, perhaps some musical activity or therapy to help people relax. 

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Theme Masks

For the residents in long-term care facilities,  especially those with cognitive challenges, it can be disorienting and downright scary to interact with staff outfitted in standard-issue masks and face shields. Staff and residents would like a mask that can keep them safe yet allow them to create or maintain emotional connections with the residents they serve. 

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Quickdraw Sanitizer McGraw

Long-term care staff have been asked to do more with less, often juggling multiple tasks over long hours to properly care for the residents in their facilities. To ease this burden, staff would like a tool belt that gives them easy access to sanitizer, handi-wipes, disposable gloves, and other essential items needed to keep themselves and their residents safe. 

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Carefree Outdoor Socializing

Some states now allow nursing homes and assisted living facilities to offer opportunities for their residents and their loved ones to visit outdoors. However, this opportunity, as important as it is, imposes a significant staffing burden on facility managers who much schedule staff members to monitor all meetings to ensure family members maintain a proper social distance and do not in any way jeopardize the health of residents. Administrators are seeking a way to reduce the staffing burden...

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