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3D printed ‘Ear Guards’ to help medical staff suffering from face masks

In order to alleviate the pain caused by surgical masks, a hospital in Canada issued a call to anyone who could help to alleviate recently.

Thankfully, a design modified by Ken Lord and a Boy Scout named Quinn Callander came to their and thousands of others’ rescue. The Boy Scout-turned-entrepreneur printed numerous “ear guards” that are actually freely available to anyone with a 3D printer.

The design connects the straps from the mask and elevates them to the back of the head. This way they no longer rub against the wearer’s ears and head in a painful way.

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