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AirShield aims to reduce COVID-19 risk on airplanes

AirShield ventilation system
Teague’s AirShield design concept would give a different look to the air outlets that are typically placed above the heads of airplane passengers. (Teague Illustration)

A Seattle-based industrial design company has come up with a 3-D-printed ventilation system that it says can create invisible curtains of air around airplane passengers, reducing the risk of coronavirus infections.

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