Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal


Publication Title
Reuters
Publication/Creation Date
June 26 2020
Creators/Contributors
Tim Kelly (creator)
Akira Tomoshige (creator)
Donut Robotics (contributor)
Taisuke Ono (contributor)
Shunsuke Fujibayashi (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"TOKYO (Reuters) - As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected “smart mask” that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.

The white plastic “c-mask” fits over standard face masks and connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone and tablet application that can transcribe speech into text messages, make calls, or amplify the mask wearer’s voice."

HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Face
Marketing Keywords
Donut Robotics, C-Mask
Source
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-mask-technol/japanese-startup-creates-connected-face-mask-for-coronavirus-new-normal-idUSKBN23X190

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020)
Date archived
July 2 2020
Last edited
July 2 2020
How to cite this entry
Tim Kelly, Akira Tomoshige. (June 26 2020). "Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal". Reuters. Thomson Reuters Corporation. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4639