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Nipple dust mask

Dust masks for infants under 4 years, and wear induction dust mask using a pacifier.

  • Fusion of mask and pacifier

  • In order to help the babies' breathing, I focused on the mechanism of the gas mask.

  • The nipple and filter are modularized so that they can be replaced and cleaned.

  • There are many baby masks over 4 years old. Do you have a mask for infants under 4 years old?

What it does

The concept of pacifier was suggested to prevent the habit of child pulling out something cumbersome. And Babies are weak when they breathe. In order to help the babies' breathing, We focused on the mechanism of the gas mask.


Your inspiration

Fine dust is designated as first grade carcinogenic by the WHO. It was found that the infant death rate increases by 53% while he growth and cognitive ability deteriorates as the density of ultra-fine dust increases. But after conducting market research, I found that there were no masks available for infants who are the most vulnerable to fine dust. Based on this problem, I devised a mask that targets infant. The concept of pacifier was suggested to prevent the habit of child pulling out something cumbersome. And Babies are weak when they breathe. In order to help the babies' breathing, We focused on the mechanism of the gas mask.


How it works

Babies are weak when they breathe. In order to help the babies' breathing, I focused on the mechanism of the gas mask. Babies breathe clean air using a filter in nipple dust mask. Use straps to prevent them from falling out. It also helps the baby to breathe easily by injecting air into the air when breathing through the nose.


Design process

There was no infant mask for children aged 4 years and older, but there was no infant mask for infants aged 4 years and older. In this way, I started to design an infant mask for children under 4 years old. In this project, TRIZ methodology solved the problems, and the questionnaires and prototypes were used to find out the problems and to confirm that the solutions were appropriate. In the questionnaire conducted to parents first, when children wear a mask, they found a problem of suggested to prevent the habit of child pulling out something cumbersome and solved this problem with the TRIZ methodology (inducing wearing as a pacifier). In addition, prototypes were created and children were found to have difficulty breathing when they wore masks. The gas mask technology was taken into consideration and an exhaust port for discharging the air inside the mask separately from the filter was attached.


How it is different

For babies under the age of four, it is not inconvenient to use a mask designed with a familiar design of the nipple. Therefore, it reduces the concern that parents worry about the health of the babies from air pollution.


Future plans

We are currently waiting for a patent and will apply for a patent, and we plan to commercialize it through shapl company.


Awards

1. SPARK DESIGN AWARD (Pletinum) 2. Shapl design contest 3. Korea Design Exhibition Award


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