Health workers currently experiencing difficult times due to the coronavirus, have received a helping hand from the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Faculty of Media and Communications, Department of Visual Arts and Communication Design.
In order to meet the need for more ergonomic and practical medical shields, The Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Department set to work immediately upon the demand of the Turkish Cypriot Physicians Union (TIP-İŞ) and with the support of the TRNC Ministry of Health.
Within the scope of the project they are working upon, Chair of the EMU Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Department Prof. Dr. Senih Çavuşoğlu, Vice Chair Asst. Prof. Dr. Fırat Tüzünkan and teaching staff Shahryar Mirzaalikhani, examined many different models developed previously in the world. As a result of their examination, the academics are now working on a pre-prepared open-source glasses frame model, implementing important changes to make them more practical and faster to use, as well as enabling the transparent protective shield to be changed faster.
The team that made the final touches to the medical shield, which was also tried by the doctors of our country, was successful in beginning mass production in a short period of a week. Prof. Dr. Çavuşoğlu who made a statement in relation to this subject, stated that they were happy to contribute to our healthcare professionals and society as part of this study, without expecting any financial support.
EMU acting Rector Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel stated that for this need to be met as quickly as possible, they have made great effort to obtain the necessary materials as quickly as possible, and that during these difficult times, EMU will continue to do whatever they can to be supportive to our community.