‘Smart mask’ detects coronavirus symptoms in the wearer, pairs with app

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Courtesy: University of Rhode Island via WPRI-TV

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (NewsNation Now) — A face mask has been created that monitors those wearing it for symptoms of COVID-19.

It was designed by students at the University of Rhode Island, according to NewsNation affiliate WPRI-TV.

The “smart mask” named RespDetect, uses a respiration sensor and heat temperature sensor to wirelessly track the wearer’s symptoms through an app.

That data can then be used by health care staff to determine the best treatment if the wearer has COVID-19.

The students are now working to get their idea patented.

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