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The team at Maker’s Asylum makes around 4000 to 5000 shields a day

These face shields by Maker’s Asylum are helping medical workers combat Covid-19

The idea for the face shield took off from a preliminary conversation with one of our teenage talents from our Innovation School program

Corona Warriors: This Mumbai Group Is Manufacturing Affordable, Eco-Friendly Face Shields For Frontline Workers

Maker's Asylum, an innovation hub based out of Mumbai has been manufacturing face shields for doctors, police personnel, and other frontline workers who are exposed to the risk of COVID-19. Just as the lockdown was announced, they started researching on different methods of producing masks quickly, and came up with the 'M-19' face shield design.
French President Macron named Vaibhav Chhabra, co-founder of Maker's Asylum, a Young-Leader India-France in 2018

France Can Pioneer Wise Diplomacy in India

In 2020, the M19 Maker network, spread all over India, managed to produce 1 million low-cost face shields in just a few weeks to help frontline health workers fighting the first wave of Covid19 across India.
Maker’s Asylum is regrouping to create an open source Oxikit, a DIY oxygen concentrator

A grassroots movement helps create Oxikits to combat oxygen shortage in India

'by the people and for the people', the Oxikit is a faster, better and less expensive solution. It is a frugal yet effective innovation that empowers the local community

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M19 Face shield News


The M-19 initiative started with a thought of giving only 1000 M-19 shields to the frontline workers. However, in 49 days we were able to activate 42 cities, towns and villages through our open source design and give over 1 Million M-19 face shields through #theM19Collective.

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