OTTAWA – MAY 8TH 2020 – Ottawa-based KWESST Inc. is pleased to announce the design, production and first deliveries of personal protective face shields for health care workers at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre. They were specifically designed to assist the Centre in their valiant efforts to safeguard our veterans from COVID-19.
Akos Hoffer, CEO of the Rideau Veterans Health Centre, thanked KWESST, saying that the donated face shields will be used by its front-line staff in the care they provide to the seniors and veterans who call Perley Rideau home.
KWESST founder and President, Jeffrey MacLeod, commented that, “It’s fitting that we’re able to make these first deliveries today on this the 75th anniversary of VE Day, and the opening day of the Canadian Tulip Festival, which this year commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian troops”.
He added that, “KWESST specializes in advanced technologies for soldier safety, so Canadian soldiers and veterans hold a special place in our hearts. We hope that in the solitude of the coronavirus lockdown they and their caregivers will know from our small gesture today that we, like so many others, remember and pay tribute to them, heroes all.”
KWESST specializes in miniaturized integration of sensors, optics, software and AI for break-through applications in soldier safety and effectiveness. The company’s capabilities include 3D printing, which it quickly re-directed to the production of protective face shields. KWESST stands ready to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) like this to health and care workers attending to Canadian forces members and veterans across the country.
For further information:
Please contact: Jeffrey MacLeod, President, KWESST Inc., Tel: (519) 831-3349. Email firstname.lastname@example.org