NECESSITY MAKES INVENTION: BREATHING PROTECTION MADE IN EAST TYROL

A project team uses firefighter masks to build medical protective masks.
First mission in Peru.


The health systems of many countries were literally out of breath in the last weeks of the massive corona pandemic. In addition to simple protective masks, which only found their way from China to the emergency services and the population after weeks of delay and along winding paths, the issue of ventilation in particular proved to be critical in many regions, not in Austria, but for example in neighbouring Italy. Because not enough ventilation masks were available there for acute corona cases, diving masks were converted into ventilation masks without further ado.

Technically this proved to be suboptimal, but inspired the blue-light organizations in East Tyrol to search for their own, better solution. "Since diving masks are rather scarce in Austria, we came up with the idea of converting disused positive pressure breathing masks of the voluntary fire brigade into respiratory masks for hospitals and clinics", says mountain rescue chief Pete Ladstätter. As almost always when innovative technical solutions are sought in East Tyrol, the company Micado in Oberlienz was the first contact for the implementation. Ladstätter: "They were immediately enthusiastic about the idea and produced the first prototypes in only two days using 3D printing!

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Nobody wants to earn money with this product developed in East Tyrol, emphasize the members of the project group. "After certification, we would like to make these masks available for international aid. The company Micado has agreed to publish the building instructions free of charge. It is not about making a deal with the plight of others, but rather to make a potentially valuable contribution to mastering this worldwide challenge", emphasizes the project group.

 


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Nobody wants to earn money with this product developed in East Tyrol, emphasize the members of the project group. "After certification, we would like to make these masks available for international aid. The company Micado has agreed to publish the building instructions free of charge. It is not about making a deal with the plight of others, but rather to make a potentially valuable contribution to mastering this worldwide challenge", emphasizes the project group.

 


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DI SIMON MAIR

Head of Product Development

T: +43 4852 72850-571

E: simon.mair@micado.at

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