SONY INTRODUCES SUPPORT MEASURES FOR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Sony has announced support measures for frontline healthcare professionals engaged in the fight against the COVID-19 in Japan. The measures include both the manufacture and donation of medical face shields, as well as support for the production of ventilators.
Sony has begun manufacturing medical face shields, incorporating frames repurposed from the eye shields from its very own medical 3D monitors. Face shield sets will be donated to medical institutions at a rate of approximately 5,000 sets per week (5,000 units of the frames, and 50,000 units of the shields), and will approximately total 40,000 sets by the middle of May.
Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation will also be providing manufacturing support for the production of ventilators, and is working with ACOMA Medical Industry Co., Ltd. to produce ventilators developed and designed by ACOMA.
Mass production is scheduled to begin in July, and 500 units are planned to be manufactured by the end of September. This support is in response to the Japanese government's COIVD-19 initiatives, and Sony will explore the possibility of providing manufacturing support for other ventilator manufacturers, depending on the situation going forward. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19