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Development of a Reusable and Comfort Facemask as a Barrier to Microorganisms

Because of the airborne disease in recent years, the needs of facemask increased gradually. While commonly used disposed facemask contributes to the serious challenge of waste issues. The efficiency of common facemasks is also questioned because of gaps due to facial movements when talking. It is found out that comfort is one important factor reducing the compliance of facemask in the community. This project aims to develop a reusable and comfort facemask. The material with no significant reduction in microorganisms filtration and eliminating after wash will be identified and implanted into the proposed facemask. Ergonomic design will be made to provide microclimate comfort to the users. In-vivo performance evaluation of the prototype products will be conducted. The proposed project will bridge the gaps of current product and provide an innovation technique to the industry to product high value-added facemask related products.

Awards

Gold Medal in the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2018)
Silver Award in the 1st Asia Exhibition of Inventions Hong Kong (2018)
Commercialisation Opportunity
Project No. (ITC) ITP/089/16TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Dr. YAO Lei
Research Institute The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel Limited
ITF Amount HK$ 1,280,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2017-03-31
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2019-01-29
Sponsors
HISMER BIO-TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
KTC Limited
TAL Apparel Limited
IP Number
202021356420.0
3202210927.2
018214036
44786435, 44795434
305227263
16/263,139
201810196042.5
201820325841.3