Damen dezvoltă o mască etanșă de protecție, utilă personalului medical care tratează pacienții COVID-19

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Pe 26 mar­tie, Damen anun­ța urmă­toa­re­le: Sun­tem mân­dri să anun­țăm că Air-wave.org Asso­ci­a­tion, un con­sor­țiu ini­țiat de Damen, Blue Oran­ge Wave, Red­grasp și VFA Solu­tions, cu spri­ji­nul antre­pre­no­ri­lor, spe­cia­liș­ti­lor și pro­du­că­to­ri­lor din Olan­da și Spa­nia, a dezvol­tat o mas­că de pro­tec­ție uti­lă cadre­lor medi­ca­le. Marc Der­ks de la Damen, împre­u­nă cu con­sul­tan­tul Tim Lod­der, au fost pio­ni­e­rii ide­ii des­cri­se în comu­ni­ca­tul de pre­să.

Com­bi­na­rea unei măști snor­kel cu față com­ple­tă, cu un fil­tru de îna­l­tă per­for­man­ță uti­li­zat în echi­pa­men­te și ven­ti­la­toa­re ane­ste­zi­ce, a făcut posi­bi­lă dezvol­ta­rea unei măști de față reu­ti­li­za­bi­le, pen­tru lucră­to­rii din dome­ni­ul sănă­tă­ții, care este mai sigu­ră decât mas­ca FFP2 obiș­nu­i­tă. Acest pro­to­tip a fost supus unor tes­te cli­ni­ce, pen­tru a exclu­de into­xi­ca­ția cu dio­xid de car­bon. Fil­trul ane­ste­zic uti­li­zat a fost deja vali­dat, pen­tru a avea capa­ci­ta­tea de a blo­ca 99,999% din viru­suri și bac­te­rii. În pre­zent, solu­ția este dezvol­ta­tă în con­ti­nu­a­re, pen­tru a redu­ce posi­bi­li­ta­tea scur­ge­rii de aer în inte­ri­or.


Shi­pbu­il­der Damen, Team Deve­lop ‘Air Fil­ter Mask’ For Medi­cal Sta­ff Tre­a­ting COVID-19 Pati­ents

Air-wave.org Asso­ci­a­tion, a con­sor­ti­um ini­ti­a­ted by Dut­ch Shi­pbu­il­der Damen, Blue Oran­ge Wave, Red­grasp and VFA Solu­tions, has deve­lo­ped a pro­tec­ti­ve mask for heal­th­ca­re pro­fes­sio­nals in the tre­at­ment of novel Coro­na­vi­rus (COVID-19) pati­ents.

Both mas­ks use a uni­que 3D prin­ted con­nec­tor to link a popu­lar snor­kel mask to a fil­ter sys­tem. The COVID Life­sa­ver Mask uses a high-per­for­man­ce fil­ter used in ane­sthe­tic equi­p­ment to cre­a­te a low-cost, easy to use sys­tem for short dura­tion use.
The Air-Wave Pro­tec­tor solu­tion uses an indus­tri­al fan & fil­ter unit to cre­a­te a per­so­nal pro­tec­tion unit for use of lon­ger dura­tion.

COVID Life­sa­ver Mask:

Com­bi­ning a popu­lar full-face snor­kel mask with a high-per­for­man­ce fil­ter used in ane­sthe­tic equi­p­ment and ven­ti­la­tors made it pos­si­ble to deve­lop a reu­sa­ble face mask for heal­th­ca­re wor­kers that is safer than the com­monly used FFP2 mask. This pro­to­ty­pe has under­go­ne cli­ni­cal tes­ting to rule out car­bon dio­xi­de into­xi­ca­tion. The ane­sthe­tic fil­ter used has alrea­dy been vali­da­ted to have a capa­ci­ty to blo­ck 99,999% of viru­ses and bac­te­ria. The solu­tion is cur­ren­tly being deve­lo­ped fur­ther to redu­ce the pos­si­bi­li­ty of inward air lea­ka­ge.

Air-Wave Pro­tec­tor:

The Air-Wave Pro­tec­tor is a com­bi­na­tion of the same snor­kel mask con­nec­ted with a cus­tom 3D prin­ted con­nec­tor to a medi­cal-gra­de fil­ter and an air pump used in the wel­ding indus­try for per­so­nal pro­tec­tion. The air pump cre­a­tes a posi­ti­ve pres­su­re in the mask, poten­ti­a­l­ly redu­cing air lea­ka­ge and pro­mo­ting the ease of bre­a­thing. Pre­li­mi­na­ry tes­ting indi­ca­tes that the solu­tion pro­vi­des bet­ter pro­tec­tion than the com­monly used FFP2 mas­ks.

A team of heal­th­ca­re pro­fes­sio­nals tes­ted the snor­kel mask used in both solu­tions and found it to work well. Gla­s­ses can be worn and the mask allows for com­mu­ni­ca­tion with pati­ents and co-wor­kers. The reu­sa­ble mask can be decon­ta­mi­na­ted by heal­th­ca­re faci­li­ti­es using rea­di­ly avai­la­ble clea­ning metho­ds.

The desig­ns of the solu­tions are “open-sour­ce” whi­ch means they can be fre­e­ly copi­ed and used to support heal­th­ca­re pro­fes­sio­nals worl­dwi­de. The design of the 3D-prin­ted con­nec­tors cre­a­ted by the TU Delft will be avai­la­ble thro­u­gh “thingiverse.com”, a glo­bal web­si­te to sha­re 3D print desig­ns.

Whi­le some aspects of the solu­tions are sti­ll in deve­lo­p­ment and tes­ting con­ti­nu­es, the gro­ups have deci­ded to sha­re their desig­ns and pro­gress wide­ly. Royal Dut­ch She­ll has alrea­dy star­ted prin­ting COVID Life­sa­ver con­nec­tors in its Tech­no­lo­gy Cen­ter in Amster­dam and offe­red its full coo­pe­ra­tion to con­tri­bu­te to the solu­tions that are being deve­lo­ped.


DAMEN PART OF SUPPORT NETWORK FOR AIR-WAVE PROTECTOR SNORKEL MASKUSEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF CORONAVIRUS

26 Mar­ch 2020

We are pro­ud to anno­un­ce that Air-wave.org Asso­ci­a­tion, a con­sor­ti­um ini­ti­a­ted by Damen, Blue Oran­ge Wave, Red­grasp and VFA Solu­tions with support from entre­pre­ne­urs, spe­cia­lists and manu­fac­tu­rers in the Nether­lan­ds and Spain, has deve­lo­ped a pro­tec­ti­ve mask use­ful in the pro­tec­tion of heal­th­ca­re pro­fes­sio­nals. Damen’s Marc Der­ks, along with con­sul­tant Tim Lod­der, pio­ne­e­red the idea des­cri­bed in the fol­lowing press relea­se:

How a re-fit­ted snor­kel mask can save lives:
The “COVID Life­sa­ver Mask” and the “Air-Wave Pro­tec­tor”

Con­ti­u­a­rea, aici: damen.com/en/news 


Man­ga­lia News, 30.03.2020. (sur­sa: Damen Shi­pyar­ds Galati, Fb).


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