The CAR3D project participates in the “Emergency! Designs against COVID-19” an exhibition from the Barcelona Design Museum, with more than 50 initiatives that have given a rapid response to the health crisis from the field of design. These proposals reach very different areas, but they all have a common goal: design to help.

This exhibition is an opportunity to learn about all these designs. They are an example of how to respond to the challenges that this pandemic has caused. In our society, technology and digitization have also facilitated the collaborative design, the relationship between transversal teams, the availability of access to open-source designs, and the possibility of 3D printing in the company, the university, or at home.

The Barcelona Design Museum wants to contribute to knowing and documenting the objects that respond to the needs of society, provide usability improvements.

The CAR3D Project team works to design, develop, and validate individual protection equipment such as masks and face shields, and through a web, a platform to put in contact validated producers and consumers. Currently, we already have more than 20 suppliers from six different European countries.

In this project, of international scope, our team works together, (professionals from Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, CIM UPC, BCN3D Technologies, and the University of Barcelona), to ensure collaborative work in all process of creation of the PPEs: from the design to the checks made by end-users, professionals in the field of health. Also, our project is funded by EIT Health, a network for healthcare innovation, which has the support of the European Union.

The exhibition is open to the public until January 10 and access is free.

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