MedGadget meets Metamason at the Exponential Medicine event, where its reporter gives readers an update on the custom CPAP mask maker.
The manufacturing process takes advantage of 3D scanning and printing technologies to deliver a completely customized product. First, patients are scanned either in the sleep center or at home. Patients conducting the scan at home receive a scanning kit which includes an iPad connected scanner along with the scanning app. Next, the mask is customized by both the patient and the provider. Metamason handles optimizing the design to ensure the mask will fit well on the patient’s facial anatomy and the nasal pillows provide an excellent pneumatic seal to prevent leakage. Finally, the mask is printed and delivered directly to the patient to begin use. Training and support are provided as a telemedicine service.