Travis Good

Speaker. Maker. Writer. Traveler. Father. Husband.

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Isn’t it fantastic when fun is aligned with learning? That seems to be the design goal behind the STEAM Carnival, a production of Two Bit Circus. Recently they staged their event at the Port of Los Angeles to a sell-out crowd whereat all the glory of what they do was put out for the world... Read more »

Face To Hand Proximity Sensor

Unconscious habits can kill. It’s via our mucus membranes that Ebola most often infects the body: eyes, nose, and mouth. Do you think about it before scratching your nose? Do you deliberate before adjusting your goggles? No, we all have unconscious habits which in the context of Ebola can result in deadly exposure.... Read more »

Wearable "Flash Sensor" for Heat/Humidity inside PPE

Attention sensor fans! The protective suits worn by Ebola caregivers in West Africa get HOT! The heat and moisture buildup reduce work time to a paltry 40 to 60 minutes per shift. Maker solutions such as this Flash Sensor, prototyped by Kailey Shara, are helping. Caregivers on the front line of the Ebola crisis are torn... Read more »

Pull Tabs for Easier Disrobing

Contamination; mixing the bad with the good. In this case, getting Ebola virus on yourself. As a worker takes off protective clothing is when they’re most likely to get exposed. Every effort to make the awkward disrobing process easier is a step in the direction of increased safety. Turns out that tabs are a great... Read more »

Healthcare Workers Fighting Ebola on the Front Line (photo from US AID)

The Fighting Ebola Challenge has hit its halfway mark. Ideas have poured in from around the world with over 700 people collaborating on solutions to help healthcare workers on the front lines. Makers are jumping on board. Some reminders about Challenge design goals from the OpenIDO team: First, ideas should have the potential... Read more »

Evolutions of a Zipper Pull Tab

Exhausted from heat inside a protective suit and burdened with layers of gloves, to disrobe you need to grasp and pull a tiny zipper tab. Who needs this challenge!? Not only would this be frustrating but it could be dangerous. Lack of dexterity and coordination can cause exposure to infection. One solution proposed at Fighting... Read more »

Ebola Training Videos from Catherine Bachy

Between the caregiver and the Ebola virus is protective clothing. Dressing and undressing correctly are essential for safety. These training videos instruct workers on how to do both correctly. Worn right it protects; worn wrong it infects. Let’s remember the context. Infection comes from contacting the virus and transferring it to your system. Being careless or not... Read more »

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