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Lead DesignersMarc Ruwiel, Brad Inch, Anesh Magan
Design TeamBrad Inch, Anesh Magan
Project LocationCape town, South Africa
CreditsDr Ettienne Myburgh, Dr Johan Theron
Prize(s)Gold in Industrial And Life Science Design / Safety Designs
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Entry Description

The Ideso PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) has answered an urgent need for comfortable and effective equipment that protects health care professionals who are most vulnerable to air borne viruses.
The PAPR is 3D printed, making it affordable (cost under USD500), modular, allowing components to be replaced and cutting out expensive and time consuming injection mould manufacture.
Feedback from health care professionals like doctors, dentists and physiotherapists has been overwhelmingly positive, praising the ease of use, light weight, comfort and, importantly, the level of safety.


Ideso is a specialist product design consultancy based in Cape Town South Africa. For over 20 years we have helped our clients create products that people use and interact with everyday. In doing so, we have brought over 700 products to market for local and global companies, as well as entrepreneurs.

Our aim is to improve our customer’s competitive advantage through professional design. We are passionate about excellent design and are dedicated to achieving quality products.

Awards and Prize

Red dot design award, Powerpac, 2012
European product design award, Supercart Liquor trolley, 2020