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Snorkeling mask turned into emergency mask

  • March 30, 2020

Researcher Albert De Beir of research group BruBotics developed a plastic adaptor to turn a snorkelling mask into an emergency mask for medical staff.

Already 100 masks were made through 3D printing and delivered to the GZA hospital in Antwerp.

At the same time, a collective in France was working on a similar system for the same Decathlon EasyBreath Subea mask, and is now producing the adaptor on a large scale. To meet the urgent need for more protection, the two groups have joined forces. The industrial collective and Ethias are sharing this solution on a large scale, free of charge, to interested Belgian hospitals.

Read more on VUB Today , VRT and Het Nieuwsblad.