Promise of maximum coverage and snug fit
The World University of Design (WUD), Haryana, has come up with a new design for a mask that combines safety and ease of functionality.
A professor from the university’s fashion department, Umair Khan, and his students have come up with a face mask that not just covers the nose, mouth and chin but envelops them snugly. The USP of the mask is a specially designed extension that follows the contours around the nose and covers it completely. This ensures that the vents around the nose are blocked, offering extra protection by preventing air from outside to slip in.
The mask also does not allow vapours from the user’s breath to be expelled out and fog spectacles, thereby making it extremely functional for those wearing glasses. The design promises comfort so that it can be worn for long hours without the need to adjust it time and again.
Made with two layers of simple cotton fabric, the mask took a week’s time to reach its final version after trials and feedback from volunteers.
“I used the humble cotton, fabric which is very effective. But manufacturers can use 2-layer cotton-silk mix or the 3-ply light weight nonwoven material used for surgical masks as well. The design has been developed mindfully to fit any average Indian face size and can also be extended in case of larger/broader face structures,” Khan said.
The mask is expected to cost around Rs 15 to Rs 20.
World University of Design had shared the design of a PPE kit last year.
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