This clear face mask solves one of the biggest issues about masks by making it easier to smile and talk to people
- Swiss researchers have developed a clear face
maskdesigned to make the interaction between healthcare workers and their patients more personal.
- The mask may enter the market as early as 2021 and will be sold to the medical community first, with the possibility of eventually being available to the general public.
- As the
coronavirusdisease has resulted in millions adapting to covering their faces in public, communicating with others has also become more difficult, especially for those in the deaf community.
- A clear
face maskwould make it easier to both cover your face and connect with people.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions have adapted to wearing masks in public, communicating with people by using only half of our faces.But researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a transparent mask that could allow people to cover their faces to help in curbing the spread of the disease and also make it easier to connect with others.
As masks have become more deeply ingrained in our daily lives, other innovations have also sprouted up to make covering our faces easier in public. As Business Insider's Mary Meisenzahl reported, an Israeli company developed a face mask that can be worn while you eat and is controlled remotely via a lever.Masks have also proven to be a problem for those in the deaf community as the face coverings make speechreading difficult, but a clear mask could be a solution.