Forum · Research on Custom 3D Printed CPAP Masks

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[-] DanM +1 point · over 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi All. There has been mention in the Forum about custom-made CPAP masks made to fit each person's unique facial features. I thought some might find this link interesting. The University of Michigan is doing some research in this area.

http://www.researchposters.com/Posters/COSM/COSM2015/H118.pdf

Dan

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[-] 2Sleepy +0 points · over 2 years ago

Thanks for posting. Interesting.

The research at this time has to do with children with face and head abnormailities who are hard to fit with a commercial mask.

If these custom made masks can be made for this specialized group, the idea is that the same technology could be used for other people who have difficulty getting a good fit with a mask.

Sounds promising to me. I was able to get a good fit with the 2nd mask that I tried, but it seems like some people have had problems despite many and varied attempts. If custom made masks were available for hard to fit people, it seems like that would be helpful to the person, and also help improve compliance rates of CPAP users as a group.

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