Additional technical information is also available at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms coronavirus tracking page here.
Product development co-leads: Matt Carney (MIT Media Lab Biomechatronics) and Aaron Cantrell (Principal Designer at Cofab Design), Philip Brown (Wake Forest Baptist Health).
Design/development/manufacturing team: Jesse Jarrell (Owner at Kaos Softwear), Dave Carlberg, Che-Wei Wang (CW&T), Jake Horsey (Cofab Design), Mike Stone (Cofab Design), Steph Whalen, Patrick Kennedy (Tooling Kaos Softwear), Nelson Madaleno (Simoldes), Paul Voss (Associate Professor Smith College), Nick Moser (Maskproject.tech), Joel Stitzel.
Testing: ATORLabs, Frank Hernandez
Funding support: Media Lab Member Consortia, Wake Forest Baptist Health funded prototype molds, Kaos Softwear donated LSR mold and mask production, Cofab Design has also funded substantial prototyping.
Strategic support: MGB COVID Center for Innovation, Hollingsworth & Vose (Filter Supply), AFFOA.org, Glidewell Dental, Merck KGaA, Kilpatrick Townsend (Legal), Dassault Systems Solidworks.
Additional support: Suchit Jain (Dassault Systems - Solidworks), Marie Planchard (SW), Abhishek Bali (SW), Center for Bits and Atoms, UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell.
We aim to satisfy the four primary criteria of front-line healthcare workers: particulate and bacterial filter efficacy, breathability, and liquid protection.
- Bacterial Filtration Efficiency—ASTM F2101
- Sub-Micron Particulate Filtration—Determine particulate filtration efficiency as directed in Test Method ASTM F2299. Applied at 35cm/s air velocity.
- Resistance to Penetration by Synthetic Blood—Determine synthetic blood penetration resistance as specified in ASTM F1862.
- Inhale/Exhale resistance, residual CO2 NIOSH