Personal Ventilation Hood
About The McMonty
The Medihood McMonty was designed and developed by A/Prof. Forbes McGain, Anaesthetist and ICU physician at Western Health, and the Head of Mechanical Engineering at Melbourne University, Professor Jason Monty and their teams.
Professor Monty and his team were able to construct a hood that is lightweight, easy fitting, adjustable, portable and comfortable. Several iterations of the prototypes were improved upon in clinical trials at Western Health.
A/Prof. McGain drew up clinical trial guidelines with Clinical Research Manager at Western Health, Samantha Bates which allowed healthcare workers to treat and monitor patients with minimal restrictions and the full benefits of using the hood.
The McMonty provides peace of mind and all the security of a negative pressure room but with an added layer of protection in the form of a physical barrier between patients and healthcare workers. It is easy to remove when required and has been very well received by patients and staff alike.