A team of researchers have designed a new type of face mask that could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks.
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed the new silicone face mask. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks were designed to be easily sterilized and used many times.
As the number of new Covid-19 cases continues to rise, there is still an urgent need for N95 masks for health care workers and others.
The new mask is made of durable silicone rubber and can be manufactured using injection molding, which is widely used in factories around the world. The mask also includes an N95 filter, but it requires much less N95 material than a traditional N95 mask.