Respirator developed by University of Southampton introduced on Southampton hospital’s wards

University Hospital Southampton has become the first healthcare provider to widely introduce a pioneering protective respirator hood, designed by researchers at the University of Southampton, for staff treating patients with COVID19.

The equipment, designed with the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre in collaboration with clinicians at University Hospital Southampton, was developed into a prototype in just a week, then tested on wards and manufactured at scale in less than a month.

Known as PeRSo, it consists of a fabric hood which covers the wearer’s head and a plastic visor to protect their face. Read more