The goal of Project Re-Mask is two-fold.
- Use the project as an opportunity to opensource the design and crowdsourcing the production of a UVC PPE decontamination device that can be used in rural hospitals or places that are in need.
- Document in one place the groups who completed the challenge, beneficiaries who the devices were donated to, and the innovative designs that were produced to solve the problem.
How it started:
Project Re-Mask started in March of 2020 in response to the effect caused by COVID-19 in rural and underserved communities. Our team's goal was to develop a cost-effective and easily replicable device to allow for the re-use of N-95 masks in Non-Academic Health Science Centers (Rural hospitals, remote providers, volunteer community emergency services, and underserved communities). It is our hope that the designs shared on this site will allow for the mitigation of a PPE mask shortage at any level of a community.
Given the team's understanding of the problem faced by rural and remote healthcare provides related to the COVID-19 N95 Mask shortage, the team of students documented their goals, conducted research into different design options, and tested the final design which was selected. To read more about this research process head over to the page dedicated to the research conducted for this project.
Please note we are not sponsored or supported by any company; these are just the materials we used.
Please note we are not sponsored or supported by any company, these are just the materials we used.