Monash researchers adapt and test snorkels to help stop COVID-19 spread

Researchers from the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, in collaboration with clinicians from Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre, are working to co-develop and test a number of medical technology solutions to help keep doctors and patients safe when dealing with COVID-19.

Researchers from Monash University and Monash Health test the recreational snorkels, which hope to limit the transmission of COVID-19 to health care workers and patients.

A recreational snorkel mask is currently being adapted and has been approved for clinical trials to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 to health care workers and patients in the hospital setting.

The unique design of the snorkel mask will allow delivery of oxygen while simultaneously harnessing and filtering the air as it is exhaled to limit the spread of contaminated droplets.

You can find out more about this amazing innovation, HERE.