Austin’s parents would like a solution to quickly release his BiPAP ventilator mask. Austin uses a BiPAP ventilator mask which covers his nose and mouth to support his breathing while he sleeps. He requires assistance taking the mask on and off. This becomes problematic when there is a buildup of liquid in the mask which can cause choking. Currently, Austin requires constant monitoring throughout the night.
Team Austin designed a mask release system for his BiPAP ventilator. Liquid sensors were attached to his existing mask and custom 3D printed latches were attached to the straps. When liquid enters the mask, a spring-loaded mechanism is triggered and the latches are opened, causing the mask to release from Austin’s face.
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