Creality's 3D-printed buckle makes wearing face masks more comfortable - architecture and design

Creality's 3D-printed buckle makes wearing face masks more comfortable

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality is making thousands of buckles that adapt face masks so they are less painful for medical workers treating coronavirus patients. Small bars either side of the plastic buckle can hold the elastic taught behind the mask-wearers head, so that it doesn't put painful pressure on their ears. Face masks are a key part of protecting front line medical workers from contracting coronavirus, but wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for an extended period of time can be very uncomfortable for the wearer. "Seeing that doctors and nurses in the reports were suffering great physical pain on face and ears caused by face masks, I started thinking about what could help them relieve some discomfort," said Creality senior designer Guoliang Ji. "By taking advantage of the 3D printing that I am good at, I want to offer medics some help." Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/"p=1483078 WATCH NEXT: Architectural designers develop hands-free door handle to prevent spread of coronavirus - https://youtu.be/Yy9WkVE50to Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/ Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/

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