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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2024 Vol.16(2): 104-108
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2024.V16.1263

Custom Fit Non-Invasive Ventilation Mask with Microclimate Monitor: Preliminary Study

S. Morad1,* and S. Lindsay2
1. University of East London, London, E16 2RD, UK
2. Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, Hallam St, West Bromwich B71 4HJ, UK
Email: s.morad@uel.ac.uk (S.M.); shaun.lindsay1@nhs.net (S.L.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received February 1, 2024; revised March 3, 2024; accepted March 30, 2024; published May 14, 2024

Abstract—Mask and interface design have been emphasized in previous research in relation to Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV) and pressure ulcer prevention. A number of variables contribute to necrosis, but critical research has shown that the skin-mask interface is the most important. The goal of this study is to determine whether preexisting ventilation mask designs can be modified in order to improve clinical outcomes. A Custom-Fit ventilation Mask (CFM) was created using 3D scanning and printer technology. A disposable, custom-fit cushion has been fabricated in order to integrate with a pre-existing mask. A mask is equipped with embedded sensors that measure the microclimate between the skin and the mask as precisely as possible. Real-time data is plotted and monitored for critical conditions and to identify other key features. A preliminary Temperature-Humidity (T-H) monitoring of the skin-mask interface shows fluctuation trends that could potentially induce PUs. However, there is a less sensitive reaction in the original mask test.

Keywords—embedded sensors, microclimate monitor, pressure ulcers, ventilation mask


Cite: S. Morad and S. Lindsay, "Custom Fit Non-Invasive Ventilation Mask with Microclimate Monitor: Preliminary Study," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 104-108, 2024.

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