LEAF – New Transparent Mask Developed

LEAF Transparent Mask
Image Source: LEAF©

The wave of COVID-19 brought several changes in how people lived. Masks and gloves have become the new norm. Wearing a mask, no matter how uncomfortable for anyone, has been made compulsory either by the authorities or by the fear of falling victim to COVID-19.

But wearing a mask is not as easy as it sounds. It hides the smile, the identity, and the expressions, making communication difficult. The disposable masks are also heavy on the pockets of many as discarding masks daily or after each use is neither good for the pocket nor the environment. Above all, the face unlock feature on the smartphones cannot function with the opaque masks!

To restore the personal connection, a breakthrough has been made in the world of masks.

A new transparent face mask, the LEAF mask, has been developed. Leaf mask is the first FDA-registered clear mask of its kind with N99+ standard air filtration, self-sterilization, HEPA-Carbon filtration, and active ventilation. The active sterilization using high power UV-C has the capacity to destroy the DNA of the pathogens. Above all, the transparency has rebuilt the lost touch with the loved ones.

LEAF’s Co-Founder, Lalit Verma, says:

“It’s the right tech at the right time. While the world is hit by the COVID-19 crisis, rapid adoption of opaque face masks is threatening social security and public surveillance, and Leaf’s transparency is key to secure scalable protection.”

LEAF transparent mask filtration diagram
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LEAF Transparent Mask Q&A

If it is transparent, where is the filter?
To maintain absolute transparency, the filter has been placed around the chin area, so the overall face is not obscured.

What is the material of the LEAF mask?
A high-quality, optical grade, soft, fire-retardant, reusable, and anti-fogging silicone with UV-protection is used.

Won’t breathing be more difficult with this mask?
Thanks to the developers, the mask has been designed to cater to the effortless-breathing needs. It has a transparent dual exhaust that ensures effortless breathing.

Is it reusable?
Yes. The active sterilization capacity of the LEAF mask makes the filters last for up to a month.

Does the LEAF mask have any variants?

Yes, there are three variants:

1. LEAF HEPA- Has the gold standard HEPA filtration, with 99.9997% filtration. It is as small as 0.3 Micron.
2. LEAF-UV- It has the UV-C sterilization and Active carbon filter to destroy the pathogen and eliminate the odor and organic substances, respectively.
3. LEAF-PRO- This variant comes with the air-sensing capability and active ventilation. A smartphone App, called the Air-manager, can be linked to it, which maintains the sterilization and the ventilation systems according to the user’s metabolism and particle count.

LEAF transparent mask comparision
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LEAF’s Co-Founder and Innovation awardee Alex Lightman says:

 Leaf was designed to be the gold standard in the face mask in Covid19. It’s 2020, and we now have a mask that looks and acts fully modern. It fundamentally changes our ability to defend ourselves from pathogens and pollution while enabling society to see who we are dealing with and to keep masks on while using face unlock biometrics.

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Dr. Arsia Hanif has been a meritorious Healthcare professional with a proven track record throughout her academic life securing first position in her MCAT examination and then, in 2017, she successfully completed her Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Dow University of Health Sciences. She has had the opportunity to apply her theoretical knowledge to the real-life scenarios, as a House Officer (HO) serving at Civil Hospital. Whilst working at the Civil Hospital, she discovered that nothing satisfies her more than helping other humans in need and since then has made a commitment to implement her expertise in the field of medicine to cure the sick and regain the state of health and well-being. Being a Doctor is exactly what you’d think it’s like. She is the colleague at work that everyone wants to know but nobody wants to be. If you want to get something done, you approach her – everyone knows that! She is currently studying with Medical Council of Canada and aspires to be a leading Neurologist someday. Alongside, she has taken up medical writing to exercise her skills of delivering comprehensible version of the otherwise difficult medical literature. Her breaks comprise either of swimming, volunteering services at a Medical Camp or spending time with family.


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