|Review by Chris Wright||posted 01-09-2010 07:06 PM||2454 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
This system was purchased when we started up our turning program with the patients from Walter Reed with the intent that if someone needed better filtration then just a dust mask. During operation it provides excellent filtration and fresh air along with the obvious face protection one likes when turning. The motor is quiet so you’re not deafened by the constant hum of a fan near your ear. However, it does fail in a few respects. The battery takes a while to charge and the last time I used it only lasted about an hour. Also, since the motor and fan and battery are all housed in the unit, it tends to be a little bit heavy. It only weighs 26 ozs., but that weight is up high and to the front of the shield. Anyone who’s done an isometric workout will know, it doesn’t take a lot of weight to wear you out, and this is no different. After about 20 minutes my neck was getting sore and I had to stop and take the shield off to rest. I think if the weight was better balanced and it fit closer to your face it would be a much better system.
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