Open Source Design

A negative pressure isolation head box, nicknamed the Badger Box, is a chamber that is placed around the patient’s head to contain flashing droplets and airborne particles/viruses. This product design and specifications are being provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Surgery, Dr. Hau Le, the  UW-Madison College of Engineering, in collaboration with Sector 67 as a free service to the community during this public health emergency.

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Manufacturing Resources

If you would like to make negative pressure isolation head boxes, please follow these steps:

[1] Design: Please see the open-source design drawings, list of materials, steps to make, etc. here.

[2] Suppliers of Materials: Contact the suppliers of plastic, gloves, etc. we’ve compiled in our Supplier Databases below.

Supplier Resources

Surgical Gloves

  • Attached to the flanges, to  access the patient inside the box
  • Must be latex free
  • Size 8.5 or 9
  • Click here to add your company to our surgical gloves supplier database (solely for contributing material components. If you are manufacturing complete boxes, please fill out the intake form.

60cm x 60cm Clear Drapes

  • Click here to add your company to our Viral/Bacterial HEPA Filters supplier database (solely for contributing material components. If you are manufacturing complete boxes, please fill out the intake form.

3mm Polycarbonate Sheets

  • For the clear panels and top
  • Ideally about 1/8″ thick, and pliable

 

  • Click here to add your company to our 3mm Polycarbonate supplier database (solely for contributing material components. If you are manufacturing complete boxes, please fill out the intake form.

Viral/Bacterial HEPA Filters

  • Click here to add your company to our Viral/Bacterial HEPA Filters supplier database (solely for contributing material components. If you are manufacturing complete boxes, please fill out the intake form.

3D Printed Glove Grommets

  • For the arm hole components

 

 

  • Click here to add your company to our 3D Prints supplier database (solely for contributing material components. If you are manufacturing complete boxes, please fill out the intake form.

Ventilator Tubings

  • Click here to add your company to our Ventilator Tubings supplier database (solely for contributing material components. If you are manufacturing complete boxes, please fill out the intake form.