Face masks can only be effective when they're worn properly and the TEAL respirator has a design that offers feedback to let people know they're doing it right. The TEAL respirator (transparent, elastomeric, adaptable and long-lasting) helps to address many of the issues with face masks that have become clear, including the fact that many are uncomfortable and make communication difficult.
The respirator is made with silicone that offers a comfortable fit, plus this material can easily be sanitized in a number of different ways. On the mask, there are heat-sensitive dots that change colors when the mask is properly in place. Additionally, the sensors in the mask's filters keep tabs on the rate of breathing, the temperature of the breath and more, which could prove useful for monitoring.
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The TEAL Respirator Changes Color When Worn Correctly
Laura McQuarrie — November 25, 2020 — Lifestyle