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Bell Canada Supports Healthcare Efforts

Bell’s Canada plant at Mirabel, Quebec manufactured a Portable Anti-Aerosol Device Prototype using 3D printing in cooperation with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS). Production devices will be distributed in all desirous hospitals in Quebec

Bell Canada Supports Healthcare Efforts
Bell, April 15, 2020 - In addition to supporting the Canadian National Defense, first responders across the world and other customers during the current pandemic, our Bell team in Mirabel, Quebec is using its expertise to aid a local university hospital - Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Estrie - Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) - in its effort to ensure the health and safety of its medical personnel providing care to patients infected by the COVID-19.

Specialists in pulmonology and intensive care from the CHUS have looked to Bell for developing a prototype of a Portable Anti-Aerosol Device that could be placed over the upper part of the patient's body during certain medical maneuvers, such as intubation, thus preventing the dispersion of aerosols and medical personnel exposure to the virus.

Less than a week after the request, our Innovation, Rapid Prototyping and Sheet Metal teams developed that prototype and delivered it to the CHUS for testing. Within the same week, the design of the prototype was slightly improved based on the testing results, and an improved prototype delivered to the CHUS.

The production of the device by a Quebec-based SME is anticipated for distribution in all desirous hospitals in Quebec. Ready to put our skills, expertise and equipment such as our 3D printers for the development of this prototype, our teams were eager and proud to contribute in this historic struggle.

Bell Canada Supports Healthcare Efforts

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