The University of Florida Health’s department of anesthesiology has developed 2 prototypes for masks that can be produced in large quantities using materials already found in hospitals and medical facilities.
*UF has a patent pending on this FaceMask (Appl. No. 62/994,073)
Both prototypes have been fit tested. We are still refining our designs and assessing which work better for different types of faces. We will update this as we gain experience.
This prototype involves a three-pleat design that hugs the face from below the eyes to below the chin.
This prototype involves a cone shape around the nose and the mouth. A wire is inserted so the mask will fit snugly on the nose. It has darts to snug the mask under the chin. There is no binding on this mask.
Mask Prototype 1 Instructional Video
Mask Prototype 1 Instructions
Download a pdf of these instructions.
This mask consists of two layers of HALYARD H600 medical fabric. The blue side is the right side and will face out.
The mask has passed the Respirator Fit Test. Please note that the masks will be sterilized after they are returned to the hospital.
- Medical grade fabric (Halyard H600) supplied by hospital
- One piece of 16-gauge wire (not aluminum as it is too soft)
- 100% Acrylic yarn, size medium # 4 (used for ties)
- Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter if available
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors, sewing clips/paperclips, seam ripper (NOTE: please use pins sparingly to avoid holes)
- Jewelry pliers or needle nose pliers and wire cutters