A PERFECT FIT EVERY TIME
Standard PPE does not fit NHS workers, particularly women despite making up 77% of the workforce. There is also a direct link between good-fitting PPE and higher protection. To get the best fit possible, we scan the faces of wearers using an iOS app to create a 3D model of their face. Using these models, masks are individually printed which are tailored exactly to the contours of every person’s face.
ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL
Patients with deafness and many other maladies struggle with masks. To combat this, we made the front and sides of the mask transparent so patients can understand what a mask user is saying using lip-reading and how the user’s whole face moves.
ONE-USE NO MORE
Every year, eight million metric tons of plastics enter our oceans and PPE is only adding to this. We knew when designing our mask it had to be reusable to cut down the amount of plastic dumped into the oceans and landfill. Instead of making the entire mask from one-use filter material, we created two small holders for it either side of a reusable mask, enabling two Tsai masks to use less material than one standard N95 mask. The holder is compatible with all filter types from FFP3 as NHS guidelines stipulate to FFP1 and FFP2, plus the American equivalents: N100, N99 and N95, and many more including the Chinese KN95 standard.