May 4, 2020

Department of Anesthesiology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

As hot weather approaches the Northern hemisphere countries, it will be increasingly difficult to get people to voluntarily wear their masks as the cotton suffocates and pretty.

Much all mask types get humid, wet and highly unpleasant.

Say hello to the cone design mask. See prototype 2 in the attached link.

Having used masks for a few months now in hot humid conditions, from personal experience I find that a little breathing space in between mouth/nose and mask material makes a HUGE difference.

What I also like about this design is that fit to face does not seem to suffer.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to the many volunteers in the community who so quickly stepped up to help produce the masks the UF College of Medicine’s department of anesthesiology worked with local sewists to design.

We are pausing production of the masks directed to our UF Health facilities, as we are well-stocked at this time, both with N95 masks and other general mask options.

We have been so appreciative of the outpouring of support. We know that for many, masks are a precious resource, and we want to ensure they now go to those who are most in need of them in the surrounding community. If community sewists wish to continue making the masks, they may use the designs provided below but UF Health will not be able to provide sewing kits or material or assume liability for masks made outside of the purview and supervision of UF Health. Any new masks that are made can be given to those people in the community who are most in need.

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