Conforming Facemask Cushion for Neonatal Resuscitation

Project Information

Problem

Ten percent of newborns require rescue breathing via facemask ventilation for resuscitation after birth. Most facemasks used for resuscitation are not appropriately sized for infants, resulting in leaks and complications.

Solution

 The novel Mask Cushion will provide a thin, disposable interface that will sit between the face and facemask, providing a leak-free seal that places less force on the infant’s face.

Technology Type

Diagnostic

Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness

Facilitator

Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure

Therapeutic

Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem

Monitor

Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure

PI/Inventor(s)

Elizabeth Fogila, MD, MSCE

Neonatologist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Danielle Weinberg, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Shu Yang, PhD

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Penn Engineering

Cohort

2018-2019