22nd March 2020
Custom Surgical has developed a new type of protective mask and would like help to further refine and improve it.
One of the protective measures to avoid COVID-19 is the use of protective masks. Due to the high demand, there is a lack of masking equipment both within the civil population and amongst healthcare professionals in certain countries.
Additionally, due to the desire for protection, people are resorting to lower quality or homemade products which are not properly suited for filtering viral particles, or that would even capture such particles in the mesh of the mask material itself. Most of the non-professional grade masks only offer coverage of the mouth and nose, even though eyes are sensitive as a gateway for viral particles to enter the body.
The Custom Surgical team has come up with a way to provide protective masks for the virus out of scuba masks, a common type of microbial filter (available in most clinics), and a simple 3D printed connector.
The design provides full coverage of face, sealing, and medical quality viral filtering.
Several doctors have helped refine the final product and have confirmed its high-quality characteristics to face the current situation. The product is already designed, available open source at our webpage and ready for production.
The company are asking people to get in touch if you or anyone you know have suggestions or ideas on how to improve the product.
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