Personal Protective Equipment from automobile manufacturers (OEM)
On April 20, after reading that Ford and GE Healthcare would produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days, I tried to imagine what a N95 masks designed and produced by auto manufacturers might look like. This is without a doubt, a side effect of confinement on the creativity of an industrial designer’s mind.
This styling exercise is an anticipation of a near future where the major automobile manufacturers could design and produce their own lines of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect the medical profession and citizens from the multiple and recurrent waves of pandemic type COVID-19. These high quality masks that can be easily disinfected and worn hundreds of times, therefore recyclable by the user.