THE STORY OF HEARTFORMSF
Hi! We are Paul and Maggie, inventors of HeartForm. Long time entrepreneurs and adventurers, we spent decades working in tech before starting and running two companies. Travel is a passion and has taken us all over the world. Our last voyage was living aboard a 48' sailboat for five years and scuba diving throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Our journeys have made us extremely resourceful and adaptable to whatever life may throw at us.
We are settled in San Francisco now and along with the rest of the world are facing the ultimate unforeseen circumstances, Covid-19. We were determined to explore what IS in our control to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Wearing a face mask is one of the simplest ways to protect ourselves and others. We preferred the double layer cloth face masks as they seem to offer the most coverage. But we were inhaling fabric with every breath and felt as if we were suffocating.
Paul began working with some flexible wire and created a shield that fit between mouth and mask. It naturally took on the shape of a heart and HeartForm SF was born.
Friends and family tried it and loved it. They recommended to still others. We kept tweaking, designing and retesting until we had a final product that is medical grade, reusable, easy to use and inexpensive. We wanted to make this affordable for everyone. Most rewarding is that our front line workers can now breathe more easily when wearing masks.
From our hearts to yours, we're wishing you all good health, protection and easy breathing.