Technology to Make Masks Fit Our Faces Perfectly
With COVID-19, it has become a valuable module of our lives. masks It is vital to protect us from diseases. However, the effect of these masks …
With COVID-19, it has become a valuable module of our lives. masks It is vital to protect us from diseases. However, the effect of these masks, which prevent the spread of viruses, can decrease significantly if they do not fit our face properly.
That’s why from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USAfamous Turkish scientist By Canan Dağdeviren A group of people including M.D. has developed a new technology. Researchers, cMask developed the technology they named, in order to quickly and easily evaluate how well a mask fits the wearer. The study findings were published via Nature Electronics.
The sensors in cMask can understand how well the masks fit our face.
The tool, known as cMask, is more powerful than machines that test the compatibility of masks, often in places like hospitals. cheaper and accessible designed as an alternative. According to the explanations, the sensors developed for the masks, the mask and the user’s face in the middle. It can measure physical contact and can be applied to any kind of mask. . The system also environmental conditions such as humidity as well as precious things such as respiratory rate, fireIt is also said to be used for monitoring.
If we open cMask a little more, the technology adopts a different approach than exemplary systems. Basically, this system is glued to the inside edges of a mask and uses a flexible rectangular frame made of a polymer called polyimide. In this too 17 capacitive sensors, two temperature/humidity sensors and an air pressure sensor exists. In addition, an accelerometer is also included in the system.
Capacitive sensors can understand which parts are in contact with the skin and which parts are not, when the wearer puts on the mask. Temperature, humidity and pressure sensors can detect the actions of the user, such as coughing or speaking. On the other hand, the accelerometer can detect body movements such as walking and running. All collected information is transmitted via Bluetooth. to mobile app being transferred. The application analyzes the information and presents it to the user. how fit the mask is, how different physical activities can affect itshowing it to the user.
Technology can help make masks for everyone
Experts tested cMask on five women and five men. While the subjects wearing surgical masks performed various activities such as talking, walking and running, the researchers examined the information from the sensors. As a result of the examinations, it was determined that the compatibility of the mask was not determined due to the differences in face form and size. women are much worse off than menappeared to be.
Regarding this, Canan Dağdeviren said, “ In the information we collect from the individuals in the study, it is seen that the masks we use in our daily lives not very suitable for womenWe saw” used the phrases. However, it was also stated that smaller masks may be more suitable for women. Additionally, working in a bearded man He also saw that the harmony of the masks can be terrible. The reason for this was that the beard created a gap in the middle of the mask and the skin.
Researchers hope the technology can help people choose masks that better suit them. In addition, the findings enabling mask manufacturers to produce masks for different facial shapes and sizes and especially intended to help women. Dağdeviren and her team add that they plan to work on the mass production of cMask.