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Formula 1 helps create pioneering PPE device

The University of Leicester and Formula 1 engineers have worked in tandem to create a pioneering system for medical staff to be able to communicate while wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE). Formula 1's involvement in the process came as a part of ‘Project Pitlane', to which seven UK-based teams signed up in 2020 on a non-profit basis to help in the fight against Covid-19. The new communications device, called the MedicCom, allows doctors and nurses to speak clearly to each other while wearing full protective gear. This system, which connects via Bluetooth and can be used on smart speakers within hospitals, has been developed and trialled successfully by academics in...
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