Greatings from Assero team.
We are a team of students from the Kaunas University of Technology currently working together with businesses to fulfill our innovation - transparent face mask.
We came up with this idea because it was getting hard to understand the emotions of the person with whom we are communicating. We didn’t know if he is pleased, frustrated, or even offended at some point in the conversation, because we did not see his entire face since there was a mask on top of it.
And we also thought about communication with people that may have hearing disabilities, it must be even harder to understand the conversation when all you can see is the person's eyes.
So, the idea of our innovative mask is that it works as a usual surgical mask or respirator, but has a prominent advantage – is semi-transparent, allowing you to observe the facial expressions of your peer. This see-through capability of the filtering layer is achieved by using the solution electrospinning technique. Mask is made from three layers where one of them is filtering, made from nanofibers.