As a Mitacs sponsored researcher, Rythâ Kesselring has been investigating cloth facemask design. She is particularly interested in developing sustainable masks that have a high degree of efficiency, comfort, breathability and are reusable. Directions for making this design have been published on the Instructables website, a community of people who like to make things.
Rythâ’s project can be found at https://www.instructables.com/3D-Cloth-Facemask-Design-for-Improved-Fit-and-Comf/
This research was conducted in collaboration with IRSST (Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail) under the supervision of Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson (Associate Professor, Concordia University), Dr Ali Bahloul (Researcher, IRSST), Barbara Layne (Professor Emerita, Concordia University), and in consultation with Dr. Clothilde Brochot (Research Associate, Concordia University).