NC teen creates ‘ear savers’ for healthcare workers fighting virus

NC teen creates ‘ear savers’ for healthcare workers fighting virus
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina high school sophomore is putting his robotics skills to good use to help fight COVID-19.

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Corbin Duncan told our news partner WLOS he is using a 3D printer to make “Ear Savers” for healthcare workers. These are important because the face masks nurses and other healthcare workers wear can be uncomfortable on their ears.

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Duncan made them in Asheville, North Carolina, but he saw an article about a Canadian boy scout doing the same thing and knew he could do it too.

Duncan said it was his obligation to step up and help during this time.

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“I know the doctors of our community work so hard and they are working harder than ever to help the people of the United States,” Duncan said. “And, I feel like it’s just kind of my job to pitch in when I can and make their lives easier.”

He said he and his robotics team have already given away 500 “Ear Savers." They can make around 50 new pairs each day.

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