MASQUE uses 3D scanning technology to create personal, custom-made masks that perfectly block polluted air by closing gaps between face and mask.
Growing air pollution in metropolitan areas has had adverse effects on the health of every man, woman and child. Over the past ten years there has been an increase in the numbers of people who use respiratory masks in their daily life. Despite the high demand, masks currently on the market do not function properly with daily use (mainly because of air leakage).
Previous generic masks are designed based on standard face models and have limited sizes. The nose bridge of many masks can be pressed to fit individuals; however we all have unique facial bone structures so masks often become loose and gaps are often generated.
It is important to design respirators that meet the specific facial properties of individuals in order to prevent exposure to harmful environments. MASQUE suggests personal custom-made masks, which fit perfectly to individuals and prevent air leakage, this is achieved with the use of 3D scanning technology.
School of Design
MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014
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Many people who live in certain parts of the world are suffering from health problems related to air pollution (fine particles like P.M2.5), and demand for daily use masks is now massive.
However, the ironic situation is that, despite the high demand, daily use masks currently on the market do not actually function properly , mainly because of air leakage. Variations in facial structures and dimensions cause air leakage, particularly in children and women who often have relatively smaller head sizes and narrow faces.
In response I have created a new type of mask including a new service, and suggest a new manufacturing method. The new mask can be considered as a second skin: very comfortable, fully functional and of high aesthetic quality.
- BA (Hons) Industrial Design, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010
- Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2013; London Design Festival, London, 2013; London Design Festival, London, 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2012; Rio-Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge Exhibition, Imperial College London, 2012; Dondaemun Market Exhibition, Seoul Design Foundation, Seoul, Korea, 2012