|The face shield can be modified to be shorter |
or narrower, depending on what works
for the wearer.
Diana also has sensory issues, she didn’t like wearing a traditional face mask, and she did not keep them on. So Cathie worked with Dan O’Crowley, Logan coordinator of the Utah Assistive Technology Program, to create an alternative that would keep Diana safe.
The result: a visor with a shield that snaps onto the headband. The design keeps the shield farther away from Diana’s face than other designs, and that made the shield easier to tolerate. “She likes it,” Cathie said. “We tried it for the first time today at the doctor’s office, and she wore it.”
“A face mask can be too claustrophobic,” O’Crowley said. “So a face shield is a good second option.”
|Diana wears her mask|