A Mask That Will Translate Languages? New High-Tech COVID-19 Face Masks To Know About

The Covid-19 crisis has led to making face masks mandatory in all public places. People around the globe have started using colour coordinated and designer masks as they have become a part of our daily lives.

Isha Khatu

October 23, 2020

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The Covid-19 crisis has led to making face masks mandatory in all public places. People around the globe have started using colour coordinated and designer masks as they have become a part of our daily lives. Scientists have now come up with high-end masks that use technology and have various other features apart from being a precaution to the virus

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Face masks developed as translator and air purifiers

As wearing face masks are mandatory now all over the world, scientists and researchers are now developing masks that can be multi-purpose. From monitoring vital signs of the disease to purifying dirty air and even translating languages, the new high tech masks have varied features. In Japan, a startup called Donut Robotics has come with a translator mask that will help people converse in different languages while maintaining social distancing.

They are called C-face masks and with the help of an app, the mask will help the user to transmit his language to other people who are standing 10 metres apart. The Donut Robotics chief executive Taisuke Ono told AFP that even though it is coronavirus pandemic, we have to meet people directly for important reasons. The mask will translate languages like Japanese into English and Korean and other languages. However, the mask will not directly protect one from the virus. One will have to wear the C-face mask over a regular mask to stay protected from the deadly virus.

In Singapore, another type of facemask that has been invented that protects frontline workers from diagnosed patients. It will have sensors within it that will monitor the body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen levels and will show all the data on the smartphone with a help of a Bluetooth transmitter. Loh Xian Jun who is a co-inventor of this mask told AFP that the frontline workers have to constantly be exposed to the patients when they are taking their vital signs.

In South Korea, LG Electronics has developed an air purifier mask which will help in converting the dirty air that one takes in into purified air. This futuristic mask will have two filters attached inside with fans on the sides. This will prevent 99.9 % of harmful substances to enter the masks.

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