SKIN PROTECTIVE LAYER
HELVITEK LABS IS LAUNCHING AN INNOVATIVE FACEPIECE THAT PROTECTS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FROM THE INJURIES CAUSED BY RESPIRATORS
After more than a year designing a new type of anti-pollution masks, HELVITEK LABS, a Lausanne-based start-up installed in the EPFL innovation park, interrupted the development of its product in order to propose an emergency solution and help meet the equipment needs of medical staff in the fight against COVID-19. It offers an innovative facepiece made in medical elastomer designed to protect health professionals from the injuries caused by wearing FFP2 and N95 respirators for extended periods.
In this exceptional situation, health care workers are on the front line suffering from psychological pressure, strain and exhaustion. The daily use of FFP2 and N95 respirators, which cause facial injuries especially when worn during long periods, contributes to this stress. In the light of the sanitary and medical urgency linked to COVID-19 and in a spirit of solidarity to help improve the comfort and protection of care workers, HELVITEK LABS proposes the facepieces in a medical elastomer to Swiss medical establishments.