KN-95 Customizable Masks
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Emergency Room doctors and surgeons are required to have a tight sealing mask for extensive periods of time. Medical professionals believed that if they had a customizable mask, it would be more tolerable for themselves, improve filtration, and ultimately provide a safer environment for their patients. Newborns residing in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) need a customizable mask composed of a skin safe material would require less pressure to form a tight seal, thus reducing skin agitation and improving compliance. There are many questions about the efficiency and filtration of regular masks with COVID-19. Our goal is to design and create a customizable 3D printed mask produced from a skin safe and sterilizable material that forms a tight seal on one’s face. Next, we will be engineering KN-95 material to the customizable frame in order to improve the quality of filtration. We hope to produce a wearable mask that sits comfortably on the face and improves mask compliance.
KN95 masks -- Design and construction
Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering
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