MightyMask Project

What Are We?

An Atlanta-based grassroots project started in March 2020 to produce 3D printed masks to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Our Impact

1558

Masks Produced

1,103

Masks Donated to Healthcare Workers

23

Hospitals and Nursing Homes Helped

100%

Volunteer Run

Our Mask

What makes MightyMask unique

Higher Filtration: Basic cloth or surgical masks filter between 5-80% of air particles depending on the density of the fabric, tightness around your face, and the degree of vacuum air seal. Every MightyMask comes with two high-filtration options:

  • One 600 threads per inch cotton fabric which filters air at 98.4%. This is best used for high-risk scenarios like healthcare settings and airplane travel, but offers lower breathability.
  • Two 195 threads per inch chiffon fabrics which filter air at 90%. This is best used for lower-risk scenarios like grocery shopping and indoor errands and offers higher breathability.

Custom Fitting: MightyMask allows for custom tightening and fitting enabling personalized comfort and protection.

Vacuum Seal: MightyMask is fully vacuum sealed with air only coming in and out through filtered areas. The vacuum seal fully covers your nose at all times and also prevents air from escaping above the nose which can fog up glasses.

Re-useable: Surgical masks and traditional N-95 masks are intended for single-use only. The MightyMask fabrics can be washed in a regular clothing wash cycle and re-used.

Our Story

We started as a volunteer effort to support frontline healthcare workers who were re-using old PPE in the battle against COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, frontline healthcare workers were severely lacking basic personal protective equipment (PPE). Doctors and nurses were forced to re-use basic surgical masks for days, let alone have access to N-95 caliber masks. This was unacceptable to us.

With the help of Atlanta-based non profit Every Child Counts, we sprung into action purchasing 3D printers and designing a mask that was comfortable, easy to use, and highly protective in a healthcare setting.

Since May, we have been operating independently and our mission has evolved from solely donating masks to healthcare workers to selling the MightyMask to the wider public.

Every MightyMask we ship goes to support the U.S. Postal Service and the packaging of the mask is all compostable and biodegradable.

Our Team

Chandan Hebbale

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Chandan is the brains behind MightyMask. With a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and masters in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech, Chandan is constantly applying both disciplines to iterate and improve upon the mask.

In addition to leading the technical design of the mask, Chandan troubleshoots our 3D printers to keep them churning, manages the vendor relationships to source input materials, and develops instructional trainings on using the mask.

He works especially hard to make sure every component of the mask, including the packaging and shipping is as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.

Chetan Hebbale

Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer

Chetan is the numbers guy for MightyMask. With a bachelors in Microbiology and Economics from the University of Georgia, as well as a background working at the CDC, Chetan combines his public health and business knowledge to keep MightyMask running smoothly.

Chetan ensures that the money being raised is accurately tracked and efficiently spent to maximize the number of masks that can be produced. In addition, he leads the project’s fundraising relationships, special campaigns like MightyMaskVotes, and recruitment of volunteers to help with assembly.

His most significant contribution, of course, is coming up with the name.

MightyMask Votes

Helping you vote safely

More than ever before, public health has become political. With the enormous stakes in the 2020 election we wanted to play our part to get out the vote.

MightyMaskVotes was a targeted campaign to incentivize individuals to register to vote, and in return they would receive an election-themed MightyMask.

Wearing these masks not only helped people vote safely in-person if they choose to do so, but served as a public reminder to others to register, get involved, and vote!

34

New Voters Registered

11

Election Workers Protected

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