The RIGID Respirator Mask

The RIGID Respirator, (currently under development) is an open source filtering face respirator being designed by Helpful Engineering for rapid and distributed production to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RIGID respirator mask is designed for highly scalable production and repeatable efficacy in standard industrial materials. Mask Project seeks to partner with qualified medical manufacturers who wish to adopt this design and bring it into large-scale production and distribution. 

  • Equivalent to the filtration efficacy of an N95 rated mask

  • Reusable, fully sterilizable, and fully cleanable

  • Simple to use and comfortable for 4+ hours

  • Replaceable low-cost non-proprietary filter

  • Suitable for a wide range of face sizes and shapes

  • Designed for rapid and sustainable quality mass production

  • Bidirectional filtering helps to contain and prevent infection

  • Economical at $15-20 per mask wholesale

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The design will be offered by Helpful Engineering on an “as-is” basis under open-source license (CERN-OHL-P) to all interested manufacturers. Helpful Engineering and MaskProject do not intend to register with FDA as specification Developer, and manufacturers will need to provide all Quality System components including life cycle support as per FDA regulation.