Algarve prints protective visors for healthcare professionals

Doctors at the Hospital de Portimão have already analyzed visors and praised the quality of the material

The Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos has been producing, since last Saturday, visors to distribute to health professionals. The devices are being printed using two 3D printers.

In addition to these two printers, others join this cause, since the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos «is dynamizing and coordinating the efforts of several volunteers to print the supports on 3D printers», said Luís Azevedo Rodrigues, director of the Center , to Sul Informação.

In addition to this community and employees of the Centro Ciência de Lagos, the other two Ciência Viva Centers in the region are also collaborating.


According to the official, "we are, at the moment, acquiring both the material for the visors and the elastics to hold the structure".

The distribution and delivery of the kits «will be free at the priority health units in Lagos and Portimão», adds Luís Azevedo Rodrigues.

For now, two complete visors were delivered for analysis to doctors at the Hospital de Portimão and «the response was of enormous satisfaction with the quality of the material».

This afternoon, “20 visors will be delivered to the Municipality of Lagos, which will take them to the health units”.

Luís Azevedo Rodrigues explains that «we are not a medical material company and the material does not match the sterilization conditions of these companies. Therefore, we inform the health professionals who contact us and emphasize this. We produce the materials at this time of “war”, because requests come to us for visors from doctors and nurses. After the delivery, it is the health professionals who decide», explains the director of the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos.

"The production of the visors would not have been possible without the help of two lacobgrigenses in the supply of vinyl: NaRua and Bondiblue", he concludes.


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