This project seeks to develop a self-sealing soft robotic face mask for respiratory support of patients with breathing difficulties. Standard-of-care face masks require continuous application of force and healthcare provider attention in order to maintain position over the nose/mouth and avoid large leaks. Respiratory support for patients consequently requires dedicated personnel, which is challenging in austere or emergency situations. Our proposed mask self-seals to the patient’s face without any provider intervention, which frees personnel to attend to other tasks.
Funding: $45K (2023)
Goal: This project seeks to develop a soft robotic face mask that can self-seal to the face without significant leaks at normal inspiratory and expiratory pressures.
Token Investors: Mark Draelos, Xiaonan Huang, and Brent Gillespie
Project ID: 1122