Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
Here I collect some creative yet useful masks around the world:…
The Atmõs is a truly reusable mask for those seeking an alternative to the allergy mask, the antipollution mask, smoke protection. The Atmõs – the positivair technology work is fog resistant, 50 times better than market leading sports air filtration masks. Its proprietary D’Fend system and active nanofiltration has been designed from the molecular level to protect you and cleans >98% of PM2.5.
The creative mastermind Zhijun Wang and team are taking the trend deeper into more experimental territory in sneaker mask. He handcrafted over 200 pieces of sneaker masks in 2017. His sneaker masks were collected by MoMA NYC, Takashi Murakami, Jeff staple, Daniel Platzman, Liam Payne, James Harden, Paulo Dybala and etc. Collaboration with adidas, adidas Originals, Nike, CLOT, Puma, Reebok, MCM, Kidrobot, Yeezy, and etc
3. Aria Essential by Jeremy Arnoux – Singapore.
Aria Essential is a filtered-mask you can wear all day in comfort. Made from 100% eco-friendly moisture-wicking bamboo fabric. The team provide a valve deactivator seal with all Air Mask product. TheAir Mask comes with 5 layer filters that block over 97% of micro airborne pollution up to 0.1 micron. Use the filters for up to 4 weeks and then easily replace them in just 2 minutes. The mask can be washed by hand with soap or in the washing machine. The fabric used is proudly certified by STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
4. G2 Biocompostable Mask by Geochanvre F – Lézinnes, France.
The mask mobilized to respond to the health emergency, Géochanvre puts its know-how at the service of the protection of individuals. The DGA, Directorate General of the Armed Forces, measured the filtration and permeability performance on April 3, 2020, placing Géochanvre in the list of producers referenced by the Directorate General of Enterprises. (Ref: RP / 20-2101 / DGA MNRBC / 2000305 / NP). Géochanvre is an industrial company using sustainable development with zero-waste industrialized production of natural, biodegradable, and biocompostable geotextiles for planting, packaging, and also as safe filter for masks.
5. AusAir by Elias Honor, Isaac Honor, and Jack Graham – Melbourne, Australia.
AusAir is Australian designed, botanically infused, highly breathable, and reusable mask. Blocks over 99% of PM0.1. We have received independent test results from FDA registered and ISO 17025 accredited Nelson Labs USA. Its filter media has been tested in compliance with ASTM F2101-19 and EN 14683:2019, Annex B. The filter material has also been tested against a particle size of 0.1μm and received an average filtration efficiency of 99.50%.
6. The Eidos by Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim and Yuta Sugawara – London, United Kingdom.
The mask might have different function, not for the health mask. But the shape might inspire you. The Eidos (2013) was developed to enhance sensory perception by tuning in to specific sounds or images amongst a barrage of sonic and visual information, then applying effects to enhance the important ones. It’s then transmitted to the listener through headphones and a central mouthpiece, which passes the isolated sound directly to the inner ear via bone vibrations. “This creates the unique sensation of hearing someone talk right inside your head,” they say.
Source of information: Eidos by Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim and Yuta Sugawara — Eidos Censory Augmentation Mask.
Blocc face mask is lightweight, transparent, reusable, durable, fog & scratch resistant. It works as a barrier when you subconsciously reach for these parts, and draws your attention whenever you fall into your habit (touching your face).
8. LG Electronic Mask – Seoul, South Korea
The LG electronic company has used its know-how on air purifying machines to develop the 120 gram electronic mask. LG has put to use its patented technology of LG’s PuriCare purifier on the electronic mask. Two H13 level HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters are placed at the front side of the mask, which users can breath in fresh air. A micro-scale fan under the filters controls incoming air volume by changing the pace of breathing.