A young boy scout from Canada has designed a helpful ‘ear guard’ that is to be used together with face masks in order to prevent injuries to health workers who have to wear PPE for hours without a break.
After seeing the effects and injuries that face masks have on frontliners of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, Quinn Callander has put his 3D printing skills to the test and designed ear guards that attach to the straps of face masks to ease the strain on ears.
The boy’s genius solution followed shortly after a local hospital asked for help in dealing with the consequences of wearing surgical masks.
And so, Quinn not only designed the ear guards but also printed dozens of them before donating them to the hospital.
To make sure other health workers from around the world will also benefit from his design, the boy scout made his plan public, allowing other 3D printer users to replicate his ear guards.
“Quinn answered a request from the local hospitals for help with creating ‘ear guards’ to help take the pressure off health care workers’ ears from wearing masks all day.
He got busy on his 3D printer and has been turning out dozens of ear guards to donate,” the young man’s proud mother, Heather, announced on Facebook where she shared a link to the file.
“We need more volunteers to fire up their 3D printers and donate these ear guards to hospitals and medical professionals!”
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