To ensure a safe level of protection for the use by healthcare professionals, the Air-Wave.org Protector™ passed a number of mandatory and recommendable tests. This testing was carried out in compliance with the guidelines of the RIVM (Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and Environment) and according to the following NEN Standards:
  • NEN - EN 12941 | Respiratory protective devices - Powered filtering devices incorporating a loose fitting respiratory interface - Requirements, testing, marking
  • NEN - EN 149 | Respiratory protective devices - Filtering half masks to protect against particles - Requirements, testing, marking.
  • NEN - EN 13274-7 | Respiratory protective devices - Methods of test - Part 7: Determination of particle filter penetration
The different tests were carried out in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, University of Twente ,  NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre, ProCare Safety, VFA Solutions and a group of medical specialists.


Initiators are active in industry and healthcare. Due to the scarcity of mouth masks in healthcare, they have jointly investigated whether existing protection solutions within the industry can offer an alternative solution. On this basis, the initiators have put together a set, consisting of a PAPR filter that is connected to a snorkel mask via a 3-d printed connector. Updates and new designs will be available here as soon as they are ready and have been tested. Initiators have tested the system themselves and are confident that it will work. However, the system has not been tested or certified and does not have any (safety) standards. Initiators have made an effort to come up with a good solution quickly, but cannot give any guarantee on this. Anyone who wants a guarantee or certainty must have the system tested and standardised by an authorised testing institute.