In light of the coronavirus pandemic that is submerging the globe at the moment, it actually might be able to.
Isinnova, an Italian startup specialising in 3D printing, is working on its next ingenious solution: a 3D printed adapter that could turn a snorkeling mask into a C-PAP mask for oxygen therapy — a crucial treatment for more severe COVID-19 cases.
This news comes in handy as the number of coronavirus deaths in Italy rise to 7,503 with 74,386 confirmed cases. According to reports, doctors in Italy have been told to save ventilators for the under-60s due to a major shortage.
Despite the early successes, Isinnova isn’t going into production just yet. “Neither the mask nor the link is certified and their use is subject to a situation of mandatory need,” the 3D printing business pointed out. Patients still need to sign a declaration to have the uncertified device used in their care.