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12-year-old Mexican Boy Is 3D-Printing Protective Visors For Doctors And Nurses In Need

Culture & Community By O. DELGADO
12-year-old Mexican Boy Is 3D-Printing Protective Visors For Doctors And Nurses In Need

12-year-old Jorge Martinez has so far printed and put together over 100 masks for healthcare workers on the frontlines.

Twelve-year-old Jorge Martinez is "putting his quarantine time to good use," using a 3D printer to help him construct masks for doctors and nurses on the frontlines. So far, the young Mexicano has made and packaged over 100 masks.

"My idea came about from the need for doctors to cover their faces, since CV spreads through the eyes, nose, and mouth," says Jorge, who lives in Oaxaca.

It takes about 45 minutes to print the parts and put together each mask, gluing in forehead cushioning and attaching elastic to keep it in place.

"[The visors] are very useful for us," says doctor Liba Hernandez, who works at one of the local hospitals where Jorge has donated masks.

"They are light, so they are helpful in the hospital, where they can be worn for many hours. They are more practical and easier to use and clean."

Ingenuity and generosity at work in this motivated jovencito. Keep it up.

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