World’s First FDA-Approved Transparent N99+ Mask with UV-C Sterilizing (anti-fogging and face recognition on phone)

Face masks have become an essential part of daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the “new normal” that followed. In many countries people can’t enter various establishments without a mask.

While masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, there are some disadvantages, such as identity, difficulty in breathing, non compatibility with facial recognition apps, difficulties with younger kids and lip readers etc.

leaf is the world’s first transparent FDA-registered n99+ HEPA filter mask with UV-C self sterilization. It is designed by Redcliffe Healthcare in Detroit.

The mask “Leaf” is made of 100% reusable and recyclable materials, and a minimal transparent design.The leaf mask offers high performance filtration against dangerous airborne viruses and pollutants.

In addition to the N99+ HEPA filter, which means it blocks 99.99997% 0.3 micron particles, the leaf mask also features clinically proven UV-C light based self sanitation technology. this destroys bacteria and viruses, making it safer than paper and fabric masks. the active UV sterilization of the filters also allows them to be used for up to one month, resulting in less waste and damage to our environment.

One important aspect of the design is its transparency which means you will be able to show your facial expressions and display emotion, which can be vital for lip-readers.

The mask also has an anti-fogging feature to ensure it doesn’t fog up inside as you talk and keep the view of your mouth clear.

In a report by The Wall Street Journal, certain devices, most especially iPhones, have had a difficult time unlocking devices via face recognition as the nose and mouth aren’t visible.

The clear aesthetic of the leaf will let you unlock your phone using face recognition.

The body of the leaf mask is made using soft yet sturdy, biocompatible, 100% recyclable, optical grade silicone rubber. The complete unibody design involves seamless amalgamation of optical materials to create a perfect fit on your face. 

The rigid structural frame uses high performance, resilient, and 100% recyclable polycarbonate. The HEPA filters are also 100% recyclable and provide a better air flow thanks to a greater surface area, which means the filter can work for longer.

Leaf has been through CFD and FEA tests, and comes in different transparent, translucent and solid colors with 3 variants HEPA, UV and PRO.

As of now, you can get the mask for $49 on its Indiegogo page, but there are also a few other packs you can get, including a $499 Luxe LEAF Mom’s pack that includes two LEAF UV, two LEAF Pro, and eight filters. It comes in different sizes to fit babies and adults.

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