SwaddleDesigns Masks are designed by Lynette Damir, RN. SwaddleDesigns masks are fitted to minimize leakage around the nose, on the side of the face, and under the chin. Using the most-current research, SwaddleDesigns masks yield effective filtration of droplets by using 3 layers of tightly woven 180 thread count cotton fabric compared to many other commonly used masks. SwaddleDesigns face masks are comfortable, breathable, effective, with secure fit.
Please watch this video to see the lab test using a cough emulator, green laser, and aerosolized droplets to test the efficacy of multiple face masks.
In June 2020, Florida Atlantic University researchers developed a Cough Emulator lab configuration to assess the efficacy of cloth masks. The FAU team published a study that shows any mask is better than no mask, but some masks are much better at stopping expelled droplets.
In July 2020, FAU researchers tested SwaddleDesigns 3-layer Cotton Mask and demonstrated its superior performance in minimizing droplet leakage from the mask and providing excellent filtration.
The FAU results were consistent with the Wake Forest study that concluded tightly woven 180 thread count cotton fabric and cotton flannel were recommended fabrics to filter particles and droplets. The WF study highlighted that masks made using cotton knit fabric, open weaves and polyester fleece fabrics are less effective. “We do not want people to think that any piece of cloth is good enough,” summarized Dr. Scott Segal, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist chair of anesthesiology, who conceived of the idea.
The CDC recommends cloth masks to be worn to stop the spread and transmission of the COVID19 virus. While we look forward to the day when vaccines are available, it is clear that masks will be an important part of our lives thru 2021 and until the vaccines have been widely distributed and the virus has been successfully stopped.
We are thankful for the work completed by Dr. Manhar Dhanak and the FAU team. Their research will help the public, health professionals, healthcare workers, school administrators, elected officials, and consumers, to make better and safer choices. We are all in this together. Let's do this!
Stay Safe. Keep Calm and Mask On.
To see a comparison of how effective our mask is compared to other masks, please see the video below. It shows that cotton knit masks are less effective at stopping droplets, and that the SwaddleDesigns mask is the most effective of all shown.