A Pasadena-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to unveil its new clear COVID-19 mask, designed to allow wearers to share a smile while still staying protected from the pandemic.
ClearlyHuman’s REVEAL mask allows facial expressions to be seen through the mask, which includes N95-level filtration, the company said in a written statement.
“REVEAL highlights the facial gestures and micro-expressions that connect us — the joyful hello of a smile, the romance of blowing a kiss, and the subtle difference between seriousness and sarcasm,” according to the statement.
The company is led by Pasadena-based designer Richard Holbrook.
“Our ClearlyHuman Reveal mask design solves critical challenges around mask-wearing,” he said. “We believe our mask will unlock the power of safe communication and restore some humanity during these crazy times.”
The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled for 30 days and offers significant discounts, according to ClearlyHuman.
“At the close of the campaign, REVEAL will be available at www.clearlyhuman.com,” the statement said. “Filter cartridge replacements will be offered on-demand or through convenient subscription programs.”
The Kickstarter campaign can be accessed online at kickstarter.com/projects/richardholbrook/clearlyhuman-reveal-mask.