Apr 19, 2020

Coronavirus: snorkling mask becomes ventilator

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

Charlotte Valve to convert snorkeling mask into ventilator, 3D print guide available for free on their website, approved by the EU for widespread use, and is already being used in Italy.

I’m not an expert or a doctor or a mechanical engineer. I share this with the best of intentions. If you have any questions, I hope someone else can expand on that for you.

Best of luck to all of us.

Italian tech company Isinnova, based in Brescia, helps hospitals fight the Coronavirus by the construction of an emergency ventilator mask, produced by adjusting a snorkeling mask already available on the market. The company designed the necessary valve, called the Charlotte valve, and printed it using 3D printing. The company has made the design freely available for others to use their invention, and thousands of masks are being produced in Italy and other countries around the world.


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