Apple has unveiled its design for a face shield to protect health workers fighting coronavirus, which it is producing in the millions

Apple has unveiled its design for a face shield to protect health workers fighting coronavirus, which it is producing in the millions. Apple is the latest company to design a face shield, with architecture studio Foster + Partners, sports brand Nike, and researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge among the organizations that have already created versions of the personal protective equipment (PPE).

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 14:02 IST

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Apple is the newest corporation to develop a face mask, with Foster + Partners architecture firm, Nike sports brand, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cambridge University researchers joining companies who have already developed iterations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

"We've launched a company-wide effort, bringing together product designers, engineering, operations, and packaging teams, and our suppliers, to design, produce, and ship face shields for health workers," said Tim Cook in a post on Twitter.

The piece of PPE designed by Apple is made of three pieces — the face shield, forehead strap, and silicone strap. Instructions on how to assemble the shield have been posted on Apple 's support website along with an informational video. Apple's shields can be assembled in less than two minutes and are fully adjustable. They can be worn in two ways, regular fit and extra space.

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