You help your infectious patients. The FELIX-1 helps you potentially mitigate the spread of their droplet and airborne-transmitted diseases. This tool creates area of negative pressure at the patient’s nose and mouth.

  • May help capture potentially infectious particles
  • Replicable design made with common components
  • Proceeds to benefit AARC, ACEP, and ENA

Particle Capture

A modified face-tent adapted to connect to hospital suction, the FELIX-1 creates a local area of negative pressure around the patient’s nose and mouth while maintaining an open system. The configuration is designed to draw in exhaled particles from patients being treated with Vapotherm high velocity therapy. In one computer model, FELIX-1 captured over 97% of exhaled particles.

Patient Comfort

Unlike a surgical mask, the FELIX-1 does not directly cover your patients’ nose and mouth, but forms a shield around them. This setup retains less heat than a surgical mask and may be more comfortable for your patients.

Conveniently Kitted

The FELIX-1 Negative Pressure Scavenger Kit is a fully-packaged, prebuilt setup intended to help streamline workflows and increase awareness of this approach as an additional tool for clinicians at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A limited supply of kits will be hand-built and distributed by Vapotherm.


About the FELIX-1

Felix Khusid, an RRT working in New York City, shared this previously implemented design with Vapotherm during the first wave of COVID-19. We tested the approach using a similar computer model showing the efficacy of surgical masks for capturing particulate spread to help reduce risk of transmission. The results inspired us to share it with our community of clinicians using Vapotherm high velocity therapy.

Portions of the proceeds from the FELIX-1 Negative Pressure Scavenger Kits will be donated to the AARC, ACEP, and ENA to support frontline caregivers and their families during COVID-19. [1]

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[1] This promotion is sponsored by Vapotherm, Inc. (“Company”) located at 100 Domain Drive, Exeter, NH 03833. The proceeds from this promotion will benefit: Emergency Nurses Association (“ENA”); American Association for Respiratory Care (“AARC”); and American College of Emergency Physicians (“ACEP”). Vapotherm will pay 100% of the profits from the sale of the Company’s FELIX-1 product to these organizations to support front-line clinicians fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. No part of your payment is tax-deductible. AARC and ACEP are trade associations that are described in Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(6). ENA is a charity formed to advance excellence in emergency nursing. ENA is an organization described in Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). A copy of ENA’s most recent annual report is available by contacting the organization or visiting the ENA website. For more information, visit