HFPV mask

High-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) mask designed for a Michigan-based hospital system. The mask was tested in a clinical trial and produced better airflow while providing more comfort to patients.

HFPV mask

The client needed a custom solution, but a mass-produced methodology was not feasible with a limited budget. So instead, we developed a solution for them that used existing off-the-shelf components combined with custom, 3D printed parts and connectors. As a result, we could use the entire budget to prioritize the design and engineering of the critical airflow parts, ensuring they meet the specific requirements needed.

The parts were printed using Carbon3D's biocompatible material. This allowed us to use 3D printing to prototype quickly and transition the design into a safe, clinical-ready setting. 3D printing excels when used in this manner. It allows for innovative design solutions to be used in clinical trials and other medical applications without the high costs and slow turnaround of traditional mass-produced methods.