The ROSE Project - Reusable Open Source Equipment
The ROSE project launched because our frontline healthcare providers are running out of protective equipment.
Our solution is to develop a reusable face mask that meets medical standards for safety and can be used up to 60 times.
Our innovative design will be open source, made of locally available materials, and easy for anyone to make.
The ROSE Project: In Film
Hear from our team about what we're doing and why we're doing it.
Why is Reusable PPE Important?
Our current supply chain cannot keep up with the demand for PPE - personal protective equipment - during a pandemic.
By enabling local production of masks, everyone, from healthcare workers to patients to their families, can have the protection they need.
A reusable mask means less waste produced by the healthcare sector. The current disposable masks are made from polypropylene, which does not break down readily and stays in landfills for hundreds of years.