3D-Printed Valve Turns Snorkeling Mask Into Ventilator for Coronavirus Treatment, and the Design Is Online for Free


A technology start-up in Italy has been praised for its experimental and quick-thinking approach after adapting a full-face snorkeling mask into a viable hospital ventilator.

Isinnova, founded and led by Cristian Fracassi, has expanded on recent efforts to solve a shortage of ventilator valves in some Italian hospitals with the use of 3D printing by adapting a product being sold by Decathlon into a working respiratory system for treatment of the novel coronavirus.