Israel scientists invented a self-cleaning, reusable medical mask that can provide protection against coronavirus. This was reported on the website of the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Researchers from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering explained that the invented personal protective equipment №95 can destroy viruses on its surface thanks to a new technology of heating a layer of carbon fiber with electricity. The masks themselves can be recharged from a standard mobile phone charger or a standard USB cable.
Scientists also have noted that the reusable technology mask will help to prevent environmental worsening – there are difficulties with disposing of disposable personal protective equipment.
It is specified that a patent for the «rechargeable mask» was filed in the USA after successful testing. The research team currently negotiates with a number of commercial entities to start mass production. The mask is expected to be sold for $1.