Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Disposable Helmet Retains Cough Droplets, Minimizes Transmission to Dentists, Otolaryngologists

Newswise imageDentists and otolaryngologists are at particular risk of infection of COVID-19, since they need direct access to the mouth, nose, and throat of patients. The current solutions are expensive, not highly effective, and not very accessible. In Physics of Fluids, researchers discuss their design of an open-faced helmet for patient use that is connected to a medical-grade air filtration pump from the top that creates a reverse flow of air to prevent cough droplets from exiting the helmet.