Change is inevitable. And this year, it feels like the need to adapt to these changes were imposed on us real quick due to this COVID-19 pandemic. Our outdoor activities are limited to doing only groceries and other essential errands. Every meeting, event, or celebration is done virtually.
And who would have thought that that day would come when wearing face masks would be a mandated part of our ootds? That’s why people have come up with various styles and designs to somehow make this additional daily “garment” more than just a mask. Seeing the high demand for masks globally, Donut Robotics has thought of applying robot technology into masks.
Who is Donut Robotics?
Donut Robotics is a startup company from Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The goal here is to “change the world with robot technology.” They have developed and sold several robots, one of which is a smart robot they named Cinnamon, which possesses an advanced translation function and can be accessed through one’s smartphone.
C-Face Smart Mask
Recently, the company released a new smart mask, the C-Face Smart Mask. Incorporating some of Cinnamon’s features, the mask comes with an embedded microphone that could also be connected and accessed through smartphones via Bluetooth.
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It then relays a clear voice to its mobile phone app and could be translated into eight different languages such as Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and French. This is an amazing and essential feature so people could still communicate while still maintaining their social distancing.
Aesthetically, it looks clean with its white plastic material and has a cool design. However, it is not advisable to wear this mask alone if the purpose is to protect oneself from the virus. That’s why the C-Face Smart Mask has some hole cutouts in front to make it breathable. Priced at around $40, this mask would be undeniably a hit.
C-FACE Promotional video ( English edition ）
Photo credit: All material shown is owned by Donut Robotics and was provided with permission for press usage.