The company develops prototypes of protective face shields and other medical equipment for use in the healthcare system.
In the situation of combating the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, many well-known manufacturers are contributing to the common cause by allocating funds or starting to produce the necessary protective and disinfection products. Company Nike is now actively working on the creation of protective face shields for healthcare workers.
As Nike CEO John Donahue said during a video conference, the company's specialists work closely with the Oregon Health and Science University (Oregon Health & Science University). Together, scientists and Nike professionals are creating a prototype of special protective face shields, and other protective equipment is also being developed for use in a pandemic. After the university representatives developed requirements and identified the most urgent needs for protective equipment, the Nike team began intensive work on creating prototypes of face shields and other necessary items, primarily personal protective equipment.
The created prototypes will be sent to mass production and distributed in the healthcare system. Oregon health workers, primarily doctors and nurses, will be the first to be able to use the protective equipment created in conjunction with Nike.
Nike has partnered with the Oregon Health and Science University on several occasions.
Last year, the company introduced special running shoes designed to be worn by medical professionals. All profits from their sale were donated to the needs of the children's hospital at the university. And in March 2020, Nike donated $7 million to support the university's efforts to fight the coronavirus.