SmartPPE uses sensors to improve personal protective equipment (PPE) for infectious disease outbreaks.

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Product description Brand name and product description

SmartPPE is a prototype aimed to improve the efficiency of personal protective equipment (PPE). The prototype is targeted towards use in Ebola-affected areas. SmartPPE aims to be reusable and improve ventilation of traditional hazard mitigation equipment.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

West Africa and any area of infectious outbreak

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Partners include Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), University of Geneva (UniGe), and Centexbel. The role of each partner is described on the SmartPPE website under the ‘Partnership’ tab.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Unknown, as this product is still in prototype phase

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Standard, multi-piece PPE; other smart PPE technology including Intellinium and Corvex

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being


Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Trained healthcare professionals

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