About Us

Michigan Aerosol Box was created by Stephen Smith in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. What started as an online design collaboration with other aerosol box teams around the world has developed into a production partnership (See Partners) to supply aerosol boxes to the Midwest and beyond (See Hospitals).

Stephen Smith is a mechanical engineer with 10+ years of experience in product development, mechanical design, prototyping, and testing; as well as international development in Honduras and China. He currently works for SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc. in Jackson, Michigan, where he develops sonobuoys (which are used to detect submarines) and unmanned autonomous vehicles. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cedarville University.

Cedarville University recently interviewed Michigan Aerosol Box founder Stephen Smith


Stay-at-home orders, social distancing and medical masks have limited the exposure of most Americans to the coronavirus. But how do we protect the most exposed of all: health care workers?

Enter Cedarville University alumnus Stephen Smith and his aerosol box, a three-sided rectangular cube that’s placed over the head and upper torso of COVID-19 patients. Two arm holes at the front allow medical personnel to place a tube into a patient’s airway to help them breathe without being splattered by the resulting cannon-blast, germ-soaked cough caused by the irritation of the procedure.... Read More