Learn about and obtain the MIT COVID-19 face shield

To donate face shields (via the MIT COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND) or learn more about the project, return to the landing page

Features:

  • Provides up to 45% more coverage than a typical disposable face shield:
    • Forehead protection
    • Side protection
    • Under chin protection 
  • Disposable design
  • One size fits all
  • Comfortable to wear for extended periods
  • Side wings articulate for use with stethoscope
  • Designed to fit over:
    • Eyewear
    • N95 respirator
    • Surgical mask
  • Ships flat for easy transport and storage
  • Can be assembled centrally or at time of use
  • Made in USA, can be delivered to all 50 states

The MIT COVID-19 Face Shield is adjustable, lightweight, and arrives as a clear, flat sheet which can be assembled in under 60 seconds. This wrap-around face shield is designed to be worn comfortably for long periods of time and provides extended splash coverage. Face shields prolong the usable life of N95 respirators and surgical masks, as well as protecting the face and eyes.

Price:

  • $348.75 for box of 125
  • ($2.79 per shield)

Arrives in box with 125 shields and matching elastics

MIT and Project Manus will not receive any proceeds.

Dimensions:

20.1” x 14” (flat)
10” x 9” x 6” (assembled)

Disposal:

The face shield was designed to be disposable.

 

We have reports that people have sanitized them with wipes without ill effect.

 

Materials:

Shield – to ensure availability the face shield can be made from:
  • 0.020” PETG 
  • 0.012” Polycarbonate
  • 0.020” Polycarbonate
  • 0.020” APET
Elastics – box contains enough elastics for 125 shields, may contain latex

MIT is providing the design at no cost, with constraints on vendors that prevent price gouging.

FDA – Emergency Use Authorization Disclaimer:

  • The product has been authorized by FDA under an EUA for use by healthcare providers as personal protective equipment.
  • This product is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances justifying the authorization of emergency use under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 USC 360bbb-3(b)(1) unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.
  • The product has not been FDA cleared or approved
Our manufacturing partner
 
Polymershapes logo
 
Our MIT Campus Partners and Collaborators

MIT is donating 40,000 of the first shields and Polymershapes will be donating 60,000 shields to predetermined hospitals, EMS and urgent care facilities.

We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, aides and EMS/first responders:
  1. That are on the front lines fighting Covid-19
  2. That tested our design by providing verbal feedback and completing user surveys (created by a physician at a local hospital). We encourage each hospital to perform its own vetting process on the use of these face shields.    

Conditions of Use

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared a public health emergency, giving rise to liability immunity under the PREP Act for medical countermeasures against COVID-19 (the “Authorized Purpose”)that satisfy certain conditions, including “qualified pandemic and epidemic products” in Section 319F-3 of the Act. This product shall only be used for the Authorized Purpose and not for resale unless under license or sub-license as expressly authorized by MIT.

MIT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND EXTENDS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE FACE SHIELDS OR THEIR DESIGN, AND MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS, ADEQUACY OR SUITABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, USE OR RESULT; ANY WARRANTIES OF FREEDOM FROM INFRINGEMENT OF ANY DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADE SECRETS OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS OF ANY PARTY; AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE FACE SHIELDS WILL PERFORM OR COMPLY WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS REGARDING MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR MEDICAL USES.

MIT shall not be liable for any claims, demands, damages, liabilities, or injuries, including, without limitation, for property damage, bodily injury, or death, or for any indirect, special, or consequential damages (the “Claims”), arising out of or in connection with the condition, performance, ownership, use of, or inability to use, the protective face shields. 

To the extent the Prep Act does not apply, Recipient and/or user is exclusively responsible for the inspection, storage, transfer, disposal, and/or use of the protective face shields and any Claims resulting therefrom.