Victims of ebola are kept in special isolation environments into which only specially suited staff can gain access without contracting the disease themselves. This means that one patient may require multiple clinicians to be suited up throughout the day, each of which has to undergo a complicated process of putting on and removing the protective suit. Renfrew Group International, a product design firm that does a lot of work within the medical field, has designed an isolation suit for the patients to wear.
The sort of inside-out suit is meant to keep the patient supplied with fresh air and fed through a tube, while the clinical staff can work safely and comfortably nearby. The suit is apparently unbreachable, and conveniently for everyone, there’s a built-in emesis tube that’s connected to a bag that collects all the vomit. Let’s just hope the ventilation works great inside or patients might be testing just how impervious the suit really is.
(hat tip: The Engineer)