‘Game-changing’ technology to improve COVID-19 face mask protection

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Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are using a “game-changing” technology as they aim to produce a new type of face mask that is more effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Microfluidics—also known as ‘lab-on-a-chip’—is a technology that can be applied to prepare nanomaterials that can be used to manufacture medical textiles such as face masks.

The technology can also be used to study microscopic transport—such as the aerosol particles through which COVID-19 can be transmitted via breathing.

Now, a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University’s School of Engineering and Institute of Medical Sciences

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SMART MASK, the World’s First Nex-Gen Technology Mask to Tackle COVID-19, Launches Campaign on Indiegogo with Backing of Pro Football Hall of Famer Champ Bailey

Pro Football Hall of Famer Champ Bailey, in partnership with Modern Radio, Inc., today announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to scale production of its Smart Mask, the world’s first next generation technology mask that tracks mask-wearing compliance, generates CDC reporting, and monitors air quality and body temperature. The Smart Mask Indiegogo campaign can be found at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smart-mask#/

Created to bolster a safe return to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smart Mask prototype won the global innovation award at the ATP Cyber Health Tech Conference in August 2020. Shortly afterwards, Modern Radio – creators of the Smart

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