Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, people across many countries are required to wear masks in public places. But wearing masks for long makes breathing uncomfortable and compromises the air quality being breathed in. Introducing Smart mask to address some issues.
Since the start of the pandemic, people have been navigating themselves in order to adapt to the new normal. Innovators have been coming up with products to help people cope better. Expectedly, the CES 2021 showcased products that were influenced by the new normal phenomenon like a smart mask, says Snider of USAToday.
More gadget makers were ramping up products to suit the users’ need to protect themselves from the virus. Smart masks have become relevant in this situation.
To stop the surging transmission of the virus, people are directed to do whatever they can to protect themselves from the virus. Wearing a face mask has become a necessity. But wearing it for long brought about some concerns. The introduction of Smart Masks may help address some of the issues. Here are four of them:
1. AirPop Active+
The AirPop Active+ is a smart mask that features a sensor called Halo. The product maker claims that the gadget is capable of measuring both the user’s breathing data and the quality of air in the immediate environment. The mask sensor is synced to an app, which could be used in a smartphone such as the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, in order to track the users breathing data and the pollution that the mask tries to filter. The mask will soon be available with the suggested retail price of $149.99.
Maskfone is a mask and also has a headset. It features a medical-grade N95 filter and has a built-in wireless earbud together with the microphone so that users can take calls without using any hand with the mask on. It is just like talking with someone over the phone with no mask at all. Control can be done to adjust the volume desired by the user. Available starting February at the price of $49.99.
3. LG PuriCare
The LG PuriCare wearable Air Purifier has two filters that allegedly can capture up to 99.95% of the viruses, bacteria, and any irritant and prevent them from entering into the respiratory system. The smart mask has a rechargeable battery that can last for 2 to 8 hours of usage. The two fans can also be adjusted according to the user’s preference.
4. Project Hazel smart mask
Razer, a video game company, also develops a smart mask called Project Hazel. It aims to provide protection while improving social interactions with ease. With the transparent design, facial expressions can be shown and the deaf can do lip reading. The sweet smile, covered by a regular mask, can now be seen and appreciated. Users can express clearly even in the dark surrounding as internal light will automatically activate in the dark.
Additionally, the smart mask has a built-in microphone and amplifier that makes communication clearer. It comes with a Smart Pod that regulates the air flow and filters up to about 95% bacteria.