Rosco Vision Systems
Queens, NY-based Rosco Vision Systems, an automotive vision safety manufacturer, has teamed up with Keep Breathing Inc., a nonprofit philanthropic organization created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to help supply personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to health care workers. Keep Breathing was formed to provide open-source designs as well as manufacture and donate 3D-printed ventilator splitters, intubation boxes, ear savers and powered air-purifying respirators. Rosco, during a 10-day shutdown of its manufacturing facilities in April, joined the initiative and shifted its efforts to the 3D printing of ventilator splitters, assembling faceshields, and working with suppliers to source and donate PPE for health care workers. The ventilator splitters and ear savers manufactured by Rosco have been donated to the NY State of Health, as well as directly to hospitals such as Elmhurst, Maimonides Medical Center, Bellevue and Mt. Sinai for testing and emergency use.