Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that has struck Germany as well, German video games publisher Gameforge has donated two 3D printers to help FunLab Brushal so that they can create Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) for medical facilities like hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices at no cost.
Though FabLab Bruchsal is normally a community organization of tinkers and technology enthusiasts, they have shifted their focus to launch a “MakersVsVirus” initiative to produce makeshift protective face shields for medical personnel on the frontlines treating Coronavirus patients.
As well as face shields, FunLab Bruchsal is also fabricating respiratory masks to protect the wearer from droplet-based infectious material. a vital tool to help prevent medical personnel from contracting COVID-19 themselves. This equipment is being produced on the 3D printers provided by Gameforge as well as personal 3D printers belonging to members of the FunLab Bruchsal community.
The members then send parts to a smaller team that then distribute the masks and face shields to medical facilities in Germany. Other companies have donated space in warehouse facilities and other essential equipment to help with the effort.
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, including those in the video game industry and it is heartwarming to see how varying companies are working together to help those that are working around the clock to treat those affected by the coronavirus and keeping us safe.
Source: Uberstrategist PRTags: COVID-19, FunLab, Gameforge, Gaming, MakersVsVirus, news, videogames
This post was written by Mike Scorpio