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Hacking the Covid-19 crisis: The role of technology

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In this edition, we tell you how makers and doers are getting together to help print essential medical parts but also how car manufacturers are offering their expertise to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

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In France, hundreds of makers are at work in the fight against Covid-19. Dozens of 3D printers, for instance, have been set up in hospitals in Paris to help reduce the lack of personal protective equipment but also essential parts for respirators. 

In this edition, we also speak to Gael Musquet, the founder of the NGO HAND, or Hackers Against Natural Disasters. He uses local communities of "makers", "doers" and "ethical hackers" to develop and improve low-cost, open-source crisis technologies. This aims to help citizens who now have to live in a disaster-stricken country. He gives us his advice for people living on lockdown. 

And in Test 24, Dhananjay Khadilkar tries out the video game Gran Tourismo Sport on his PlayStation 4. Formula 1 organisers are now turning to online gaming to host virtual races, this as events have been cancelled worldwide. 

 

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