Modified full-face snorkel mask as COVID-19 personal protective equipment: Quantitative results

Kyle Nicholson, Ashley Henke-Adams, Daniel M. Henke, Alexxai V. Kravitz, Hiram A. Gay

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Abstract

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Adapting commercially available full-faced snorkel masks has been proposed as an alternative to narrow the gap in PPE. An advantage of the full-faced snorkel mask design is that it serves two critical purposes: eye and face protection, and high quality air filtration to protect against SARS-CoV-2. We performed quantitative testing on various full-faced snorkel masks with 3D printed adapters that accept commercially available particulate filters, and report on a design that passed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) full-facepiece respirator standards.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00185
JournalHardwareX
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • 3D printed
  • 3M filter
  • Adapter
  • Bayonet connection
  • Commercial air filter
  • Face shield
  • Fit factor
  • N95
  • OSHA
  • P100
  • P95
  • Quantitative fit testing
  • SARS-CoV-2

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