Additive Manufacturing/ Personalized Medicine Projects

CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP) MASKS

CPAP is a treatment that involves mild air pressure to keep airways open, mainly needed for people having breathing problems such as sleep apnea. It might also be used to treat preterm infants with under-developed lungs, or ones suffering from respiratory distress syndrome or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. CPAP treatment requires artificial air supply via a mask-like device that fits over the nose and mouth of the user. The AM/PM segment of STEEL is working on a project with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to design and develop low-cost and effective CPAP masks.