laboratory assistant is adding a white powder into a test tube wearing safetly goggles and Drägers Xplore face mask

Designed to Fit Every Face

Dräger

Dräger X-plore® 1900 - Performance, Comfort and Optimal Fit

Product Design Dräger Safety Safety Equipment Professional Equipment User Centered Design User Research Story Development Strategic Reseach Industrial Design

 

Respiratory protection today in the manufacturing and craftsmanship industries meet high levels of technical requirements and comfort. The goal is to protect people from substances, particles and organisms that can enter our bodies through the lungs.

"The Dräger X-plore® 1900 dust mask is a great result of a collaborative UX development process. More of this!"

Ulrich Schweig, Managing Partner TEAMS Hamburg

Performance, Fit & Comfort

The Dräger X-plore 1900 series, particle-filtering disposable half-mask in the premium segment, combines a sporty look with superior wearing comfort. The intuitive handling guarantees the highest level of safety while taking into account the cultural and ergonomic diversity of us humans.

 

The mask family includes 2 sizes and 3 protection classes, which are differentiated with colour coding. State-of-the-art high-performance filter materials, the FoldSmart design and a SoftFlow brand valve combine to allow the user to breathe comfortably and safely.

Strategic Product Development to Better Understand International Work Requirements

TEAMS_DrägerXplore1900-Story_development segmented into eight steps

A strategic product roadmap plan will be laid out to develop safety devices with national and international requirements. To define core requirements, a worldwide user analysis is carried out. We analyze current mega, macro and micro trends, current and future technologies and materials, and the competitive market within our TEAMS innovation culture.

trend research tiles showing different textures and materials

User-Centred Market Research for Specific Context Information on Different User Group

 

three white foam heads lined up showcasing different face mask shape and material finds

The development steps of a wearable product follow a systematic process. Simple folding patterns, and prototypes are tested in rapid development stages. Usability is tested over the entire context of usage; the mask arrives at the customer, is unpacked, unfolded and worn, removed after use, and then disposed of.

The investigation's main focus is on the head and face, aiming to provide a comfortable breathing climate combined with a perfect fit for the 5 different head sizes/contours and the 2 product sizes.

twelve face mask prototypes lined up into three rows for comparison and evaluation
Anthropometry results visualizing five digital head forms lined up for comparison

 

During the research the physical user test is the first priority which is followed by a digital analysis of the results.

The end goal is the perfect fit ensuring safe respiration.

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