The Ebola Suit's Color Coding Shows Which Surfaces Are Safe to Touch

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 30, 2014
References: releases.jhu.edu & gizmag
Johns Hopkins University has developed a new ebola suit following a weekend-long suit design brainstorming event back in October. This new prototype anti-contamination suit was put together by a team of engineers, medical experts, students and volunteers in collaboration with non-profit and other partners.

The suit is designed to be inexpensive to produce and effective against contamination while keeping the wearer cool. Crucially, the ebola suit has to be easy to remove with minimum contact between the wearer and the suit.

The suit's major safety feature is the fact that the inside of the suit is a distinctly different color from the outside in order to tell the wearer what areas of the suit are safe to touch when taking it off.