As engineers, we are constantly searching for ways to solve challenges—in our profession and in our community. We volunteer our time and talents to various causes and organizations.


During the onset of the pandemic, when the need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) became urgent, IDT designed several PPEs.

Together with doctors and nurses, IDT created the iFaceShield, which can be sterilized and reused unlike most disposable face shields. Overall IDT delivered 371 reusable face shields to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals Cleveland, MetroHealth, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Lake County Board of Health and various first responder teams in the greater Cleveland area.

We also collaborated with nurses on designing the iGoggles, which wrap around the face for better eye protection. IDT distributed the iGoggles to nursing staff at CCF and UH.
And even the smallest thing can make a difference. A nurse asked if IDT could create small face mask clips to prevent chafing caused by the mask straps. IDT supplied her and her nursing colleagues with 80 face masks clips.

3 Trackers of Ohio: Volunteer Ski Instructor

IDT President C Michael Nilsson is a ski instructor for 3 Trackers of Ohio, an organization that promotes adaptive recreational sports for individuals with physical disabilities. This includes downhill snow skiing in winter and waterskiing and kayaking in the summer.

IDT has designed and manufactured equipment changes for students with specific physical disabilities. Each year we develop new pieces of equipment for students that require modifications to their existing equipment.

We modified an existing rolling walker by removing the rollers and designed mounting brackets for skis. Frank, who was born with significant cerebral palsy, can now go walking on trails in the winter.

Orange High School: Robotics

During the robotics season, IDT engineers guide and work with students at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, Ohio, to design and build robots to compete at First Robotics. The OHS Robotics team, Flying Circuits, has moved on to state and national championships several times.

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