Japanese designer creates DIY face shield for medical workers

TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA 吉岡徳仁 (Twitter/Tokujin Yoshioka)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, many countries are not only running out of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical workers but also face masks and hand sanitizers for the general public.

Against this backdrop, a Japanese designer and artist, Tokujin Yoshioka (吉岡徳仁), has designed an easy-to-make DIY face shield, available online for free.

Although face shields are not enough to reduce infections, they provide an extra layer of protection amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Here is the message he left on Instagram about his design:

“I am grateful to the brave and dedicated healthcare workers for fighting the contagious disease.

I’d like to share my quick and simple face shield idea for emergency situations with a shortage of medical supplies. It only takes 3 steps to create this face shield; put the template on top of a clear plastic sheet, cut them along the guideline, and attach it to your glasses.

I hope this can be of any help to healthcare workers.”

Yoshioka also provided a template for download on his webpage:  https://bit.ly/3a3YXXJ

Letter template (Photo from Tokujin Yoshioka’s website)
A3 template (Photo from Tokujin Yoshioka’s website)
A4 template (Photo from Tokujin Yoshioka’s website)