Nike have announced they are in the process of developing new protective equipment for medical workers fighting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
After initially pledging over £15 million to fight coronavirus, Nike recently revealed to shareholders they are currently developing and prototyping personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other essential medical personnel.
In an effort to help make sure they are doing their bit to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and provide essential medical supplies to front-line healthcare workers, Nike, in collaboration with the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU ), are developing a range of PPE.
Nike have identified teams and health professionals at the OHSU to help work to create face shields and other essential medical gear needed to help stop the spread of the global pandemic.
The new equipment will directly benefit healthcare workers in Oregon, where the world sportswear leader is based, to start with a wider national and international focus to follow.
This is not the first time Nike have helped healthcare workers, the sneaker giants released the “Air Zoom Pulse” in 2019 designed to be worn by medical workers, and donated all of the profits from the shoe to the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
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