RKid is proud to bring you our contribution towards a protective gear solution for the COVID – 19 pandemic: a powered, air-purifying respirator – (PAPR).
Our design is aimed at the “maker community” -individuals and communities with a focus on making something tangible in tech – as a DIY-friendly solution to be deployed in hospitals and care units to protect vulnerable medical personnel.
We started off by conceptualizing the design around the ablilties that local makers communities have, materials available to them, as well as other stuff that one has access to during a lock-down scenario. The aim was to design a mask and pump that could be made locally and in record time.
A number of design aspects were developed and crudely tested in a short perios of time. (Our studio and workshop have never been in such a mess after this week of innovation and problem solving!)