Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, several tech companies have emerged as a savior by helping in the production of PPEs or donating a huge sum of money to help authorities fight the issue at hand.
On similar lines, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in a video posted to Twitter that the company has gathered product designers, engineers, and operations teams to design face shields for health workers.
In the video, Tim Cook mentions that they are designing Face Shields for frontline health workers to protect them from any possible exposure to Coronavirus.
Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers. pic.twitter.com/3xRqNgMThX
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 5, 2020
Face Shields from Apple are simple protection gear made of plastic. The iPhone maker company ships it flat in a box and in order to use it, some DIY assembling is required.
In its support guidelines, Apple enlists steps to assemble and adjust Face Shields. The entire assembly process hardly takes 2 minutes and involves easy to follow steps like aligning the preferred slots on the face shield and forehead band and threading the strap through slots to fit as required.
You can also refer to the video posted by Apple to learn how to assemble and use a Face Shield.
In the announcement video, Tim Cook said that Apple is planning to ship 1 million Face Shields by the end of this week and an additional 1 million by next week.
Meanwhile, Apple isn’t the only company helping the US combat coronavirus. Tesla is also producing ventilators at its Tesla Gigafactory, New York using Model 3’s infotainment system.