Snorkeling masks are turned into emergency ventilators to fight COVID-19

6 Apr, 2020
An emerging idea to fix the possible shortage of hospital C-PAP masks for sub-intensive therapy, which is emerging as a concrete problem linked to the spread of Covid-19, it’s the construction of an emergency ventilator mask, realized by adjusting a snorkeling mask already available on the market.

The prototype as a whole has been tested inside the Chiari Hospital, connected to the ventilator body, and has proven to be correctly working. The hospital itself was enthusiastic about the idea and decided to test the device on a patient in need. The testing was successful. They are reiterating that the idea is designed for healthcare facilities and wants to help in realization of an emergency mask in the case of a full-blown difficult situation, where is not possible to in find official healthcare supplies. Neither the mask nor the link are certified and their use is subject to a situation of mandatory need.