Pathogen Killer Face Mask

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Medical

This face mask will disable or kill pathogens, including viruses, with UV-C light.

The ordinary N-95 and other protective masks only try to filter out pathogens, as if they were simple particulate matter. Unfortunately, even a small percentage of a pathogen getting thru could be enough to infect you, so 95% may not be effective protection.

The '95' in the N-95 classification refers to its filtering efficiency. Plus it's for particles above 300 nanometers. The coronavirus is only 100nm, so has a good chance of making it through the material without getting snagged in the fibers.

The pictured prototype is the core unit in development. It will be incorporated into a formable-fit face mask with either a built in or separate power supply.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Jo Sevenfivethree
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Number of times previously entering contest:
    2
  • Jo is inspired by:
    Making the world a better place.
  • Software used for this entry:
    none
  • Patent status:
    pending