We have discontinued any prototype production on our 3D printers and have reallocated them to producing this product for the brave medical professionals in North Carolina.
They are available in batches of 12 to any local North Carolina Health Care Provider at no charge for the product.
If your agency could use larger quantities, please contact us and we will try to make arrangements to provide them.
Callander developed a simple but effective “ear guard” that prevents the elastic bands on a mask from rubbing against the backs of people’s ears. He prototyped several designs with his 3D printer, landing on a wide plastic strap that goes around the back of the head. The strap has notches so the wearer can loop the mask’s elastic straps around whichever notches are most comfortable, allowing them to adjust the tension while keeping the mask firmly in place.
We would like to acknowledge the help and assistance of our own local medical professionals, Cheryl Waddell and Ellen Coates. They are distributing the ear guards in their respective work areas in order to help us get the product to as many health care providers as possible.
Thank you for your selfless service.