Respiratory protection is an especially important part of personal protective equipment. After all, the virus spreads through respiratory droplet transmission. Closed PAPR systems (powered air-purifying respirators) provide ideal protection for medical personnel. Wearable ventilation systems provide filtered, contaminate-free air via a fan. This allows medical professionals and clinical personnel to be personally protected from exposure to the virus, while still being able to care for COVID-19-infected patients. A PAPR requires drives that are lightweight, compact, and powerful. Especially for current conditions, the PAPR motors must also be reliable and high efficiency, to keep up with the longer staff shifts and increased demand of essential medical staff. The FAULHABER portfolio includes precious-metal commutated DC-Micromotors as well as brushless DC-motors that are ideally suited for this application.