A 3D printed face mask that incorporates 2 systems - one that provides an alternative to the 3M 6200/7500 respirators, and one that can switch into a simple mask. Modular mask made for comfort and easy updates.
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hi all makers :)
I have a question about face masks from a friend who works in catering retail.
he says the hardest part of having a face mask on is being herd by customers, and if we think about it he has a standard face mask, then a visor, and a plastic screen in front of him so to be heard by the customer, he has to shout, and all that plastic just bounces back the sound (and gives them a headache), and like wise he has to hear through all that when the customer speaks (also headache inducing).
I dare say this is not helpful for hard of hearing people, who also have to lip read to fully understand what is being said.
i wonder what ideas people have (my first thought was Bluetooth headset and speaker/mic on other side of plastic, or a text to speech system.
Its definitely something to think about.
It isn't easy to work with deeply impaired children. Some of them rely on the facial emotions. When we use a mask all the emotions are hidden.
I am searching for an open mask. A mask with some kind of little plastic window to allow facial expressions. I found a really good try: (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4311590), but i think it can be designed better. More open, easier to print and maybe with a less aggressive look.
Any ideas ?
I added some pictures of textile masks.