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New Care Cube Reduces COVID-19 Infection For Health Care Workers04:49
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Hugging a patient using the Care Cube. (Courtesy of Toyota Research Institute and Otherlab)
Hugging a patient using the Care Cube. (Courtesy of Toyota Research Institute and Otherlab)

A low-cost portable isolation unit that reduces the need for personal protective equipment goes into production in late August. The Care Cube has a glove window that allows medical personnel to touch patients without wearing personal protective equipment.

As Jon Kalish reports, the Care Cube also has a hug suit for loved ones to see and hug patients with COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.

Interior of the Care Cube (Courtesy of Toyota Research Institute and Otherlab)
Interior of the Care Cube (Courtesy of Toyota Research Institute and Otherlab)

This segment aired on August 21, 2020.

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