University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are working with Madison-area manufacturers to make medical face shields, which is an important piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients.
GlobalData reports that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has made manufacturers realize the need for faster automation and innovation, but it is going to take time to recover from the virus' economic effects.
Companies are starting to offer protected remote access at no cost in response to the large number of employees working remotely due to coronavirus.
Researchers from Georgia Tech and other universities are racing to develop “do-it-yourself” health care gear that can be assembled where it’s needed from locally available components to try and get out in front of the coronavirus spread to help hospitals and medical healthcare facilities. See video.
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With a large influx of people working remotely due to COVID-19, cybersecurity is becoming a topic of concern for employers and their employees.
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A variety of MIT research projects are being developed to aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Good cybersecurity hygiene is needed as more employees move toward working out of their homes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.