Meet the ClearMask, the first ever FDA-cleared, fully-transparent surgical mask that can be used in hospitals, clinics, schools, retail, hospitality and other settings. The mask was developed to help healthcare workers, teachers, and others to have less difficulty when trying to understand each other (since regular masks hide our lips and facial expressions). The mask offers a high level of protection for medical use in environments such as operating rooms, as Designboom details:
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‘after three years of research, development, and testing, we are thrilled to bring a human-centered mask to everyone who needs it, especially those who can benefit from improved visual communication, such as children, older adults, deaf and hard of hearing people, and those who do not speak the same language. the ClearMask is well-positioned to join the fight against the current pandemic,’ says allysa dittmar, president of ClearMask.
to date, the company has provided the masks in bulk volumes, typically in the tens to hundreds of thousands. the consumer masks can now be purchased through ClearMask’s website at buy.theclearmask.com, starting at a box of 24 masks. the company has partnered with several distributors, including cardinal health canada, mckesson, oaktree products, and grainger to help get the masks out to as many people as possible.
‘regulatory clearance and mass production are two significant milestones in ClearMask’s mission to get the ClearMask out to as many people as possible,’ says aaron hsu, CEO of ClearMask. ‘this achievement is a testament to our company’s hard work and commitment to serving different communities in need during this time.’
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