International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part I (2016)
Design and development of eco-friendly nebulizer face mask
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases, with an estimated 300 million individuals affected worldwide. When it is treated the right way, people with asthma can live active lives. Nebulizer is one of the treatments given to asthma patient in the hospitals. A nebulizer is a device driven by a compressed air machine. It allows patients to take medicine in the form of a mist (wet aerosol). It consists of a cup, a mouthpiece or mask attached to a T-shaped part, and a thin, plastic tubing to connect to the nebulizer machine. There are many chances for infection without proper cleaning of nebulizer plastic face mask. In order to overcome this problem, the current study aspires to develop fabric nebulizer face mask which is both eco-friendly and disposable. For this, cotton twill weave fabric has been chosen and designed separately for adult and child and made into mask. In order to impart stiffness, the masks are finished with starch extract. The developed mask was taken to a chosen hospital and consulted with the doctor and feedback collected from patients. The feedback reveals that the patients are more comfortable and feel very hygienic while using the designed fabric face mask. Also, the cost of fabric mask is cheap and affordable by the patients.
How to cite this article:
K Sangeeth, R Priyanka, K Amutha. Design and development of eco-friendly nebulizer face mask. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):515-517.