Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Local Makers Group Designs Proning Bed for COVID Patients

Health care workers know that turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, a procedure known as proning, helps the patients by opening their lungs. As the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread in Missouri, MU Health Care officials reached out the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force to see if someone could design a device to facilitate the proning […]

ROTC Students and Leaders Adapting in Unique Ways

ROTC Students and Leaders Adapting in Unique Ways

While the COVID-19 pandemic has kept them apart, Army ROTC students at the University of Missouri have pulled together virtually, developing new ways to engage members and maintain community. Army Cadet Battalion Commander Shade Bullock said some students are inspiring others to exercise and maintain their physical training requirements by uploading videos of their at-home […]

MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

MU Partners with Community to Produce Face Shields

The MU College of Engineering is working with the Columbia STEM Alliance, Columbia Public Schools, the Columbia Police Department, Boone County and the MU-COVID-19 Task Force to manufacture face shields for first responders and health care workers at no cost. Bill Moore, BS ’77, MS ’85 CiE, the board president of the Columbia STEM Alliance, […]

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Black & Veatch, Outside Collaborators at Work Developing Coronavirus Solutions

Pressing to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, Black & Veatch is at work collaborating with companies, entrepreneurs and a university to find pioneering ways to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. Just a month after launching its virtual, remote “IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator,” seeking proposals from startups and other innovators needing help commercializing, rapidly […]

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

MU’s Hacking COVID-19 Task Force Creates Equipment to Protect Health Care Workers

Kevin Gillis heard stories about hospitals that were overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak and unable to get enough equipment to protect their front-line health care workers. He wanted to do something to prevent that from happening in mid-Missouri. And as the interim chair of the University of Missouri’s Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering, […]

Feeling anxiety? Reverse-engineering the brain could help

Feeling anxiety? Reverse-engineering the brain could help

A model shows the complexity of circuits inside the human brain. Reverse-engineering the brain could lead to major medical breakthroughs. The anxiety you may be feeling right now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic stems back to our prehistoric need to survive. Biologists have explored this principle for decades. Those breathing techniques that your [...]
How to Stay Private While Sharing on Social Media

How to Stay Private While Sharing on Social Media

This diagram, provided by Associate Professor Dan Lin, shows how images can easily be shared with an unintended recipient. In this case, Alice unsuccessfully attempted to block Mary from seeing her photos. More people are turning to social media for human interaction during stay-at-home orders, but one Mizzou Engineering researcher warns that oversharing gives scammers [...]
Task Force working to solve COVID-19 problems

Task Force working to solve COVID-19 problems

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. For weeks, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, researchers, health care professionals and university leaders has been working behind the scenes to solve COVID-19-related problems. Organized by Mizzou Engineering, the Hacking COVID-19 Task Force includes representatives from University [...]
Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis

Those with chronic illnesses look to web for support during crisis

Sean Goggins Roughly 150 million U.S. citizens with chronic illnesses turn to online support communities for assistance — a number likely to grow as COVID-19 forces high-risk individuals to stay home. But not all online health forums are created equal, one expert from Mizzou Engineering warns. “More people are going to be relying on online [...]

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