Technology: World's first transparent face mask that features self sanitisation technology
Detroit-based Redcliffe Medical created the world's first transparent FDA registered N99+ ‘smart’ mask that can clean itself. The Leaf Mask offers high performance filtration against dangerous airborne viruses and pollutants. Its minimal transparent design features an aerospace grade HEPA filter and uses 100 percent reusable and recyclable materials. The Leaf Mask features self-sanitising technology that destroys bacteria and viruses at the push of a button using clinically proven UV-C sterilising technology. The see-through mask also means you don't have to remove it to unlock your phone using facial recognition. You can even maintain protection when going through passport control and customs.
In the current situation where we all must consider the COVID-19 virus and its effects on society, we are wearing face masks like any other accessory that we carry with us when we step out of our homes. While we usually try to leave no stone unturned to emphasise our personalities and physical features, the typical fabric or paper face masks end up concealing our identities. We’re losing the personal connections we have with people when we don’t understand the intentions and cannot see the facial expressions of others.
Stepping into bridge this gap is the Leaf Mask, which is the world’s first FDA-registered, clear mask to have N99-standard air filtering abilities as well as a self-purifying feature, thanks to a built-in UV-C light. The Leaf wants you to be able to reconnect with your loved ones by staying safe behind the Leaf Transparent Face Mask. In short, you stay safe and you keep others safe, while still understanding their expressions. It enables us to be as close to “normal” as we can be right now.
The Leaf’s most defining feature has to be its transparent construction. The unibody mask is embodied in transparent, medical-grade silicone that provides a universal fit, making sure your face isn’t visually obscured by an otherwise opaque mask. In order to achieve this feat, the Leaf transparent mask has filters located around the chin, keeping your nose, mouth and cheeks visible to the people around you. This inherently makes the mask friendlier, allowing others to see your identity and read your lips or facial expressions as you talk to them.
The silicone mask has an antifogging feature, so your mask doesn’t become cloudy on the inside with each breath you take. In theory, that means it could also potentially allow your smartphone’s facial-unlock feature to work without needing to take your mask off! As you breathe, air passes through the filters, working much like a normal mask would by giving you 99 percent pure air.
The Leaf is the world’s first transparent mask to have high-quality N99+ HEPA\HEPA-Carbon filters fitted into the chin section. Another outstanding feature is the self-purifying function, possible due to small built-in UV-C light. Leaf comes in three variants: Leaf HEPA, Leaf UV, and Leaf PRO.
Leaf HEPA has the N99+ HEPA filtration & is Ultra lightweight. Leaf UV contains UV-C sterilisation built into the filter housing destroying pathogens at the DNA level and Active-Carbon filtration to eliminate odors and organic substances. Leaf PRO adds active ventilation and air quality sensing. It has iOS/Android app-controlled ventilation as well as an air-quality sensor that gives you details about the quality of the air around you. Deploying all of this cutting-edge tech allows the Leaf PRO to deliver a paramount safe breathing experience.
The Leaf mask comes in four different sizes sure to fit children as well as adults. With its transparent build, the Leaf mask challenges the status quo of opaque fabric and plastic masks. With disposable masks becoming an impending threat to nature, Leaf has the solution the world needs. A reusable, high quality mask with long-lasting filters will help you do your part to protect our environment. Active sterilisation makes the filters to last for up to a month. The shift to transparent masks, if pulled off successfully, could have some lasting impacts on our society, allowing us to socialise effectively and strengthen bonds with our fellow humans, even from a safe distance!
The Leaf UV and PRO sport a permanent high performance, SGS tested Anti-Microbial and Hydrophobic coating.
1. Hydrophobic: In Hydrophobic coating water droplets will not stay on the surface of the mask.
2. Anti-Microbial: According to the following test report from SGS it certifies to destroy 99,99 percent of the microbes as mentioned in the screenshot below.
3. Permanent: This nano coating is permanent and survives regular washes from water and/or water with mild soap.