3D printing supports COVID-19 pandemic control

Mourad R. Mouhamed, Ashraf Darwish, Aboul Ella Hassanien

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Abstract

At the end of December last year a new type of coronavirus has appeared in Wuhan, China, with new properties the researchers named it COVID-19. In February, the world health organization considers it a world pandemic; it had spread in most world countries. This virus attacks the respiratory system, which makes failure in the system’s function. The effect of this crisis touched all the fields life, where all countries applied quarantine and roadblock that makes a real shortage in most of the ple needs. Besides biological scientists’ efforts, the computer scientists proposed many ideas to fight this epidemic using emergent technologies. This chapter is covering 3D printing principals the latest efforts against COVID-19 as one of the emergent technologies. 3D printing technology helps to flatten the curve of the outbreak of the virus by reducing the effect of shortage in the supply chain of medical parts and all personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e. face masks and goggles), where it provides the extensive customization capability.
Original languageEnglish
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

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