Aria Mask

Designed by Adam Saleh
Sector Medical Tech
Tools Fusion 360, Keyshot 9, Gravity Sketch, Photoshop

When stay-at-home orders were first issued around March, coronavirus was (still is) spreading blisteringly fast. Hospital supply pipelines were bottlenecking and leaving ICU staff largely unprotected.

My team and I designed Aria to ameliorate this supply breakdown by retrofitting off-the-shelf scuba masks (w/ comparatively untapped supply) with a Far-UVC light filter that would deactivate Covid-19 and other harmful pathogens.

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Healthcare workers often wear a combination of disposable masks, goggles, and face shield. Using Far-UVC light effectively cuts down HEPA fabric use, and opens the mask up for reuse via autoclave sterilization.

We can achieve a more simple protective seal by using a single mask with a generous silicone flap. The design is inspired from snorkeling masks, that are known to seal well underwater while maintaining wide visibility.

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“A reusable full face mask to protect and limit the spread of airborne diseases using light.”

Adam & Team, The Bay