A Canadian boy scout is putting his skills to work to help make healthcare workers more comfortable. Quinn Rooney is using his 3D printer to create “ear guards” that work with face masks to relieve pressure on the ears.
The ear guards stretch across the back of the head and instead of hooking face mask straps around the ears, medical staff can secure them to the guard. They can adjust to different lengths so they fit perfectly and they’ll keep healthcare workers from having sore ears at the end of their shift after wearing masks all day.
Quinn has been making dozens of his ear guards and donating them to local hospitals. And he also made the file he’s using public, so anyone else who’s inspired can do the same. To see the ear guards, click on the doctor below ↓