This story was first published on August 20, 2020, and updated on October 13, 2021.
It has been almost two years since Covid-19 swept around the globe and masks, at least in Singapore, continue to remain a compulsory form of personal protection in the public amount our many other restrictions.
While we may complain about ‘maskne’, shortness of breath, sweatiness, fogging of glasses, and difficulty in communication, there’s no denying that it is one of the most effective forms of protection now as we struggle to return to normal amidst the ongoing pandemic.
While the globe continues to battle outbreaks and attempts to get its citizens vaccinated and reopen borders, there are also other innovations that are ongoing to improve our daily lives, such as making masks more protective and comfortable for daily wear.
We take a look at some of these innovative face masks designed by start-ups and see how they are changing the game. Do note that some of these masks are projects in progress, so back them at your own discretion.
1. Philips Fresh Air Mask
Philips is one of the world’s major leaders in health technology so it is no surprise that they have managed to create a mask that incorporates customised airpower modules to help more people to breathe and live better while wearing masks.
The new Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066 provides fresh airflow of up to 41 litres per minute to ensure that heat, moisture and carbon dioxide are whisked away from the mask quickly.
You can also access three fan speed modes on the mask to reduce exhalation resistance and to improve comfort as well.
The best part is that with its micro-porous external mesh fabric that is designed to fit the contours of the face, you can rest assured that you will be comfortable and safe at every turn.
Find out more at Philips.