Manufacturing & Prototyping

COVID-19 Response: 'Pneumask' is a Reusable Snorkeling Mask

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is vital for healthcare workers in a crisis like COVID-19. Many hospitals have run out of N95 masks and other PPE like face masks, face shields, and elastomeric respirators. In the U.S. and worldwide, there is an urgent need for quick solutions to meet the current demands. A Stanford University  lab is creating several open projects in response to the crisis. One open project, "Pneumask," involves repurposing full-face snorkel masks with a 3D-printed N95 filter attachment as a reusable solution. A working group document of the project is available here .