A Japanese start-up called Donut Robotics has developed a smart mask called the C mask, that can connect with your smartphone while also protecting you from the Corona Virus infection.
The face masks have become obligatory in our day to day life in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. This has led to creation of designer masks and also technologically advanced face-masks such as self-sterilizing leaf masks, overprotective Bio VYZR and also masks to show your lip movements. The new C mask is the first of its kind which connects to the smartphone and also has the technology for language translation.
The C mask can translate the Japanese language into 8 different languages, which is made possible using the C connect app developed by Donut Robotics.
This smart mask looks quite normal like any other masks except that there is a power button to the right corner for witching the mask on. After it is switched on, the mask can be connected to your phone via Bluetooth connectivity and controlled using the C connect app. After connecting, the mask becomes a wearable smart mask with various useful features.
There is a monthly fee for additional language translation. Other features include making phone calls from the connected device and the capability to take dictations.
This is indeed a clever idea for a mask and also a possibly successful business plan. The mask is will be made available in the Japanese market by September and later on in the European, American and Chinese markets. The company has announced the distribution of 5000 masks in Japan at the fist stage.
The name, C mask is coined from the five C’s that the mask prioritizes: connection with smart phone, clear design, cool voice, clean material and combat against corona virus.
The cost of one mask is around 3980 Yen or Rs 2670 ($37). for more information about the C mask, check out the company website.