Youseph Yazdi was surprised by the number of people who jumped in to help design better protective gear for people helping Ebola victims – everyone from freshmen to robotics experts to a wedding-dress maker.
For health-care workers taking care of Ebola patients in West Africa, one of the biggest logistical problems has been the “moon suits” they must wear to protect against being infected by the deadly virus. The suits are hot. Taking them off is a meticulous, multistep process that can leave no room for error.
Justin Li’s initial vision was to sell his products to military and law enforcement officers. Soon after he started building his company, he and his business partners expanded their target market to include athletes, particularly runners and golfers.
Now they have a new user in mind: Health-care workers battling Ebola.