Do Covid in Style: Innovative New Copper Masks to Stay Safe and Look Great!Blind

in 3D Modeling Design held by Brett OBrien
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
High level, I would like to produce Covid Masks from a Hemp fabric that are fashionable, with a Copper Mesh as the breathing apparatus. The copper can be the entire face plate or just the mouth and/or nose.

The mask has to be very comfortable and easy to wear and to clean/wash.

Copper has many anti bacterial/anti virus benefits, and many cooling benefits. Hemp fabric also has cooling benefits. The Copper needs to be a type of mesh so it is easy to breathe in and out (vs. through the fabric, which creates heat).

The copper component needs to be breathable (small holes through the mesh) or some other approach.

One challenge is breathing out air into a mask creates Heat. A HUGE innovation would be if there are way to Cool the Mask (w water, a fan, etc) -- anything to keep the person wearing the mask cool.

These products will significantly improve health outcomes. In addition, they will be positioned as fashion statements -- so the Cool factor is very important.
Wants:
Design quality, functional ability, Comfort, fashion/style, and ability to produce samples quickly to produce the launch product affordably (on a per mask basis), and at scale. Also interested in exploring new ways to support the mask on the head (vs over the ears). Most interested in out of the box, innovative ideas...
Don't Wants:
derivative designs and ideas
Ask for Sample:
Not a requirement but would be a Huge Plus!
Additional Information
My intention is to help millions of people by producing a type of "mask", that keeps viruses from spreading (via the sender) and keeps people from getting infected (from the receiver).

The product does not need to even be a Mask. It can be any apparatus that keeps a person from breathing in their own carbon dioxide, which creates heat and poor circulation of air. As a simple example, place your hand in front of your mouth and breath out - it is very hot. Then place your hand in front of your mouth and breathe in, it is very cool.

My theory is that Masks, as currently imagined, may be creating health problems for people and also, they are not entirely optimized for preventing health problems. Current masks make it difficult to breathe in easily, and create a sensation of heat on the exhale -- both of which are bad for one's health (particularly the elderly).

I am most interested in ideas that come from Nature (Biomimicry). There are many examples of metals that have anti-bacterial properties (copper, silver, etc.) and many examples as to how animals and plants ward off disease. biomimicry.org/asknature/

If there is an opportunity to somehow include water in the solution, that would be of interest -- think baby wipes or misters.

High level, the apparatus must result in:

1) Health -- preventing the spread of a virus, as it relates to inhale vis a vis infected people and exhale, so as not to infect others
2) A cooling sensation -- so that a person is not enveloped in hot air from their exhale
3) An ability to inhale clean air easily.
4) Fashionable and Comfortable -- people need to Love the product in order to use it. We must create an innovative and fashionable product in order to help people help themselves.

Entries

1st Winner
#25 Copper Mask by atekd
New style Mask with face shield. The top part with face shield and bottom with 2 respirator filter and below there is nylon mesh. Complete mask stand on the metal wire (metal copper wire_side picture attach) . On that wire the fabric and plastic face shield attach. The metal wire can be stretched as per size of the face and can flexible for unisex. Front view and side picture attached. 2 standard 3M 8210V respirator at front side to get comfortable air breathing for both the nostril's .
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Sep 17, 2020 5:51
#4 Innovative face mask made of Hemp fabric & perforated copper film by MILARS
An innovative face mask made of Hemp fabric & perforated copper film with anti-virus and antibacterial property.
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Aug 3, 2020 12:53
#7 Concept 1 by studio701
Hi,
submitting 1st concept. Awaiting your feedback & suggestions.
Thanks
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Aug 5, 2020 16:18
#27 Innovative New Copper Masks-V2 by MILARS
Hello Sir,
In line with your expectation of mask-wearing comfort, I have revised the concept. Hope It meets your expectation and requirement. Please share your comment if any further improvement required.
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Sep 18, 2020 8:22
#26 UVC Novel Mask with Face Protection by Aaron_Rodriguez
Please see the attached presentation and models. Thank you!
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Sep 18, 2020 5:13
#18 UVC Novel Mask by Aaron_Rodriguez
Hi, this is my concept for a novel mask design, let me explain to you how this design covers every design requirement you have described in the project brief.
1) Health, Preventing spread of the virus: For this mask i have used UVC (a type of ultraviolet rays) Which are extremely effective eliminating not only COVID19, but also any other kind of germs in the air that are both exhaled and also inhaled, the efficiency of the UVC is very high and can be consulted on different studies that are public on the internet, its efficiency can be as high as 99% with little power, you can see by yourself that there is already a big growing market for devices using this method to sanitize all kinds of spaces. UVC rays are dangerous for the skin, as they are for germs and viruses, so for this design they are enclosed in a special kind of plastic that blocks them for reaching the skin, the UV rays are produced by LED lights that are already in the market and they need little power to opèrate, making them ideal to operate on the long run with little charge. The LED lights are distributed all along the breathing ducts, that are visible on the outside, while the air is passing through these ducts it will be disinfected, in both ways. Copper fabric is used on the inside to prevent germs formation. BLOOD OXYGENATION ISSUES DUE TO BREATHING USING N95 MASKS WILL BE ELIMINATED
2) A Cooling sensation: the incorporation of a fan inside makes sure that the air is always fresh and that there wont be any sweating due to the skin being in a closed space. The air coming out of the fan is pushed outside and passed through the UVC lights, eliminating any germs as well.
3) An ability to inhale clean air easily: The novelty of this design is that it eliminates any germs on the air without having to filter it, this means that the user can breathe more freely and that the sensation of struggling to breathe will completely disappear as there are no restriction for the air to get in and out,
4) Fashionable and Comfortable: While the design looks modern on the outside, the lights coming out of the internal passages gives it a very high tech look, if the colors of the passages and the fabrics are used in low contrast it does look fancy and sophisticated, The design can be further improved as i had little time to make the entry, but it can be easily seen that the mask can be reduced in size.
If you are not making this i will :) components are not expensive and it will certainly help a lot of people that already have breathing issues. Please see the description for further explanations.
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Aug 9, 2020 19:10
#19 hemp_mask_3.0 by yagyansh
here is my 3rd design,
The copper and the HEPA filters prevent the spread of virus. A cooling sensation is provided by the fan provided and its is easy to breath in as it works on the principle of positive pressure. The HEMP fabric not only have a cooling effect but is very fashionable and can be used with different colors. The 3-D mold provides rigid structure and shape of the mask.
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Aug 9, 2020 19:31
#20 Face Shield/Mask by H C Shomesh
It's Simple and no moving components. It contains a face shield, with silicon tube to make airtight followed by clam for N95 Mask/fabric. Face shield includes ventilation port, where we can use the copper tube to make the filtered air to cool before inhaling. The face is partially covered to hide any droplets comes out of mouth or nose during sneezing. Also easy to wash or wipe with sanitizer.
If you like it, let me know, so I can work with a proper thesis and document the work.
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Aug 10, 2020 4:23
#21 Copper Cool Mask by CjOY
Hi Brett Obrien,
Key Features:
Three layer mask, Fashionable, Cooling system, Affordable, New ways to attach the mask.
Main Specifications:
#1
The Mask has a built-in electric vent fan with a rechargeable battery, its provided beneath the chin in the neck region facilitating cooler air to replace the air between the outer layer and inner(2) layers. The copper layer can be effectively cooled by this.
#2
The position of the vent fan beneath the chin stitched to the outer hemp layer, will aid in effective cooling without compromising microbial protection provided by the inner 2 tightly close layers of the mask.
#3
The innermost hemp fabric is manufactured with medicinal extracts (like thulasi and turmeric mixed in specific quantities and reduced to vapour, then releasing into the fabric before knitting). This is claimed to be washable and benefits of medicinal extracts will last for 3 months. This gives a pleasant aroma and increases respiratory medicinal value. (As per reports on testing and usage by Govt. Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)
#4
Three layers of protection are provided the couple is sandwiched between two hemp fabric layers. Velcro band is provided at the back to tightly wind the mask. The nose bracket helps in making the edges flawless.
#5
Cleaning or disinfection of the face mask can be done by gently rinsing it in water. During cleaning, the battery compartment can be removed. Using UV disinfection methods can also be employed.
Regards
CjOY
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Aug 10, 2020 7:50
#22 Innovative covid mask (product of biomimicry) by burhanp
Hi,
the present mask is a complete product of biomimicry. I have tried to present all the points mentioned in this mask. to know the credibility of the mask I personally prepared using the fabric and it fits fine with few finishing. kindly read the report attached to know the clear view of the innovative work ,
thank you
with best regards
Burhan
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Aug 10, 2020 7:55
#23 Copper Cool Mask by CjOY
Hi Brett Obrien,
Updates : Parts, Animation, Rendered image
Please let me know if anything else is required.
Regards
CjOY
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Aug 11, 2020 7:05
#24 Hemp Mask With Copper by ahmadnazree
Hi CH, please find the attached design for your review. Thank you very much.
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Sep 17, 2020 2:14
#16 hemp_mask_2.0 by yagyansh
here is my 2nd design,
The copper and the HEPA filters prevent the spread of virus. A cooling sensation is provided by the copper mesh and the fan provided and its is easy to breath in as it works on the principle of positive pressure. The HEMP fabric not only have a cooling effect but is very fashionable.
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Aug 9, 2020 16:50
#28 Covid in Style by Alfaraco
New mask made out of some plastic with a holes in the front to cool it and a 'semi barrier' in the middle to set a hemp fabric in order to keep the user safe.
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Sep 18, 2020 22:50
#29 Covid Mask - ver03 - rev00 by Gregorius Giga
Hi Brett OBrien,
Hope im not too late to submit new entries. This is the solution of earwearing to make it comfortable. Please give me your feedback so i can get more closer about what you need.
Thank you, Giga
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Sep 19, 2020 15:12
#30 Modern Mask 3C Cad Model With Step,Stl file formate by hardik_makwana
Hi sir,i am hardik makwana(mechanical design engneer).first off all sorry for very late entry but i hope you will like my design very well.sir, i was attached 2 mask design with removabale filter with step and stl file formate.in my side i was design amazing product in solidworks,this mask design is one of part of my heavy design.
I hope this design is very well.
Thanks.
Regards,
hardik makwana
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Sep 20, 2020 7:30
#31 2 type of design attach by atekd
2 type of design attach with glass frame and without glass frame.
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Sep 22, 2020 8:39
#17 Copper Mask and Copper Insert for Maskes by Stella X
Instead of weaving copper into hemp masks, thought to add a thin mesh to strengthen it. The other one is a copper mask that you could insert woven hemp materials to use.
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Aug 9, 2020 18:42
#1 Fashionable, Long lasting, reusable, washable, copper mask by vipulp
Dear sir
hi
I made copper mask for covid 19 pendemic. I have used cupron reusable 3 layers wowen in 3 stages. first I have used at air suction between front cover and bracket. second at inside of exhausting cover and 3 rd inside face closure. I have given cooling holes in exhausting cover , when man exhausted air from neck then spreads automatically outer side. I have used cupron reusable 3 layers wowen inside with glued face closure . when hot air spreads from exhausting cover then after it reached out from holes automatically due to internal hot air pressure , second when hot air comes to contact surface on copper woowen then cooled automatically by naturally. when air forward to face closure holes then again comes contact to copper wowen and made cooled again and will go to outside from small holes. This cycles will continued every second and still meet continued cooling air in inner area. I have no practical samples for mask but it can tested by 3d printing for prototype and approved for next stages.
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Jul 30, 2020 11:43
#15 hemp_mask by yagyansh
The copper and the HEPA filters prevent the spread of virus. A cooling sensation is provided by the copper mesh and its is easy to breath in. The HEMP fabric not only have a cooling effect but is very fashionalbe.
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Aug 9, 2020 16:32
#14 copper mask by sjp1
Hello,
As per your requirement all point have been taken under consideration and made this 2nd design. Hopefully you will like it.
-For cooling purpose portable micro USB mini fan used.
For more info plz.. refer attached jpg file.
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Aug 9, 2020 13:41
#13 Covid_mask by atekd
Covid Mask with new copper respirator design. Animation file and front side view with respirator design animation.
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Aug 9, 2020 13:28
#12 copper mask by sjp1
Hello,
As per your requirement all point have been taken under consideration and made this design. Hopefully you will like it.
For more info plz.. refer attached jpg file.
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Aug 8, 2020 6:17
#11 Mask Design by Shreyasp
Respected sir,
Please find my design in attachment provided...
As 3D part file
And rendered image file
Hope you will like it.
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Aug 8, 2020 5:39
#10 Copper Mask by Simba
Hello, Brett Obrien.
The mask has been highly designed so as to serve the purpose as well as comfort assurance. As seen in the above pdf and photos, the mask has got three layers of which the outer and inner layers are made of fabric, while the middle is copper mesh. Doing so ensure off filtration of virus, hence curbing it. Mask has been integrated with a ventilation part, as displayed the part has ball which is meant to regulate air flow. The ball resting is diverging outwards thus, when one breaths in the air intake through the part is blocked ensure passing through the fabric via copper and when one breaths out the ball should be lifted off its place thus letting out a lot of exhaled air. The ball should be light enough to be lifted off its resting place. Ventilation part has also copper on it. Copper adds up cooling as well as an antibacterial and antivirus layer. The string and the back holding has been designed to ensure well holding of the mask to face.Moreover they ensure comfort since there will be no pressure exerted to ears when compared to other available masks. Strings are elastic in nature. The mask is easy to clean as per the design.
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Aug 7, 2020 14:49
#9 COVID-19 Mask by saleh
This mask is an innovative design which has several advantages to other designs.
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Aug 7, 2020 0:17
#8 The Copper Breathable Mask by Saurabhverma
Here is a brief concept idea that I am working with. Please have a look and provide the feedback for some functionalities.
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Aug 5, 2020 20:24
#6 Hemp Fabric Mask - Copper - Stylist_ver02 by Gregorius Giga
Hi Brett OBrien,
This is my second concept, Your feedback will helpful for us. Please give a note about what do you wanna do with my 2nd concept.
Thanks and Keep Healthy, Giga
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Aug 5, 2020 12:40
#5 Cooling system copper mask by Afif Rizky Adrian
mask with a cooler inside. how it works The incoming air will be filtered by a ventilator. then the air you exhale out will enter the nozzle and lead to the blades of the fan blades and give a temporary cool effect. the way the craft works like a propeller on a centrifugal compressor
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Aug 4, 2020 10:11
#3 Hybrid Mask by Chaniago
This hybrid mask is a combination of two functions of the exhaust fan and breathing valve. For the copper layer placed in the middle with a method that can be replaced when the copper filter is dirty. Breathing valve and exhaust van finish gold coating. On the exhaust fan there are 3 buttons, the first is the power button, and numbers 1 and 2 for variable speed exhaust and there is a usb hole on the bottom that is used for charging. And for ear lops I use polyurethane which is clear type.
Thank you
Regards,
Chaniago
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Jul 31, 2020 20:42
#2 Covid Mask - ver1 by Gregorius Giga
Hi Brett OBrien,
This is my first concept for the simple hemp fabric mask with 0.5mm copper plate in the mouth. We are looking for your feedback and let me know about what do you wanna do with my concept.
Thank you and keep healthy, Giga
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Jul 31, 2020 6:23

Discussion

MacKenzie Brown

Administrator

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:54:21 +0000
Hi All,

As a quick update, Brett is shortlisting entries and will have feedback from the finalists. The current expected close date for finalists is next Tuesday if all goes as planned.

Will keep you in the loop and feel free to send me a private message if you have questions about contest status in the meantime.

Thanks!

atekd

Designer

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 07:40:30 +0000
It should be only fabric material or plastic or other material also can we use.

Brett OBrien

Buyer

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 05:30:52 +0000
this Design seems like a good Approach to address the Comfort issue around the Ears -- essentially, a variation on the Comfort of Wearing Glasses: https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/07/26/this-face-shield-worn-like-glasses-is-designed-to-keep-you-fashionably-safe/. let's see if we can then think of a comfortable way to incorporate Fabric in the Front -- loose fitting vs tight around the Face for more airflow. And, some method to have a mesh or breathability with the Nose and Mouth. Simple and Elegant --- that will be the Winning Design! Send ideas and questions -- we will Choose a Winner this by End of Day Friday!!

MILARS

Designer

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:19:40 +0000
Hi Brett,
Thanks for your feedback on my design and I appreciate your sense of design judgment. You have observed a very good point of generating pressure and rashes on-ear with existing mask.
So resting the mask string on the head is a good option. We can use a plastic molded mask holding buckle with string tension adjustable provision because over a period of time string elasticity gets loose. There are some other ways also for holding the string on the head with high value addition.
Opening at nose and mouth can be modified suitably looking at the breathing comfort and styling. This can be improvised with user feedback while developing the mask. Creating different types of opening will make more variant of the mask and will give more choise for customer.
Hope above point are fulfilling your requiremengt. Please let me know if any further improvement/correction required.
Thank you!

Brett OBrien

Buyer

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 04:21:59 +0000
I really like the Design - Very Modern!. Can you imagine a more comfortable way for the mask to be supported over the Ears/on the head? Existing masks are uncomfortable, with the string creating pressure and a pinching sensation on the ear. Perhaps there are other methods to support the mask on the face that does not create pressure on the ear. I prefer an opening at the Nose and Mouth so it easy and enjoyable to breathe in and out. We will choose a winner next Wednesday. Thank you!

Brett OBrien

Buyer

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 04:21:56 +0000
I really like the Design - Very Modern!. Can you imagine a more comfortable way for the mask to be supported over the Ears/on the head? Existing masks are uncomfortable, with the string creating pressure and a pinching sensation on the ear. Perhaps there are other methods to support the mask on the face that does not create pressure on the ear. I prefer an opening at the Nose and Mouth so it easy and enjoyable to breathe in and out. We will choose a winner next Wednesday. Thank you!

Brett OBrien

Buyer

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 04:19:44 +0000
, Milars, I like the Clean Design. Can you imagine a more comfortable way for the mask to be supported on the head?. Existing masks are uncomfortable, with the string creating pressure and a pinching sensation on the ear. Perhaps there are other methods to support the mask on the face that does not create pressure on the ear. I prefer an opening at the Nose and Mouth so it easy and enjoyable to breathe in and out. We will choose a winner next Wednesday. Thank you!

Brett OBrien

Buyer

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 04:15:52 +0000
, Giga, I really like the direction of: 1) having a comfortable way for the mask to be supported on the head (in your implementation, a circle over the Ears. Existing masks are uncomfortable, with the string creating pressure and a pinching sensation on the ear. Perhaps there are other methods to support the mask on the face that does not create pressure on the ear. I also like the Opening at the mouth, for an easy breathing sensation in and out... We will choose a winner next Wednesday. Thank you!

MacKenzie Brown

Administrator

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 01:07:15 +0000
Hi All, I'm reviewing the project with the client next week and we'll post an update soon. Thanks for your patience with this and please send me a direct message if you have questions in the meantime. Cheers!

CjOY

Designer

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:04:26 +0000
Any updates about winner?

Aaron_Rodriguez

Designer

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:06:32 +0000
Is this project dead?
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:54:18 +0000
Hey Brett
This competition looks very interesting. I will be happy to submit a design asap. Cheers!

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