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ACIDO Rocket Finalist

A.I.R. Suit: Augmented Reality • Iron Worker • Respirator Suit

With the increasing demand for industrial infrastructure of skyscrapers, roadways, and bridges, there is emphasis on iron workers’ construction abilities. Ultimately, the development of these construction projects can be difficult towards mitigating air pollutant exposure for iron workers on a sub-particle level, as exposure to inorganic gas, dust irritants, metal fumes, and woodworking particles become silent impairments. Health and safety precautions of air purifying respirators are in place, yet some workers have a tendency to partially wear or opt-out of wearing respirators due to the lack of ergonomic comfort towards respirators, poor interchangeability with other personal protective equipment (PPE), and various training and refitting. With consideration of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Respiratory Safety Guidelines the A.I.R. Suit provides a one-stop personal protective equipment (PPE) solution through its mitigation of sub-particle respiratory hazards while maintaining a level of comfort, adaptability and durability for iron workers.

About the Designer

A’shantee Spencer, Humber

“Hi, my name is A’shantee, an emerging industrial designer who enjoys tackling complex design challenges and turning them into innovative creative solutions.

Growing up, I’ve always had a passion for the fine arts and desired to produce meaningful work that can benefit others. I find it amazing that I’m able to pursue this passion on a deeper level through Industrial Design.”