JAPANESE STARTUP INVENTS ‘MOBILE CONNECTED ‘ FACE MASK FOR COVID 19

AS WE ALL KNOW FACE COVERINGS HAVE BECOME OUR DAY TO DAY NEED AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC , JAPANESE TECH STARTUP ” DONOT ROBOTICS” HAS INVENTED AN INTERNET CONNECTED ‘ SMART MASK ‘ THAT CAN TRANSMIT MESSAGES AND TRANSLATE FROM JAPANESE INTO EIGHT OTHER LANGUAGES .

THE WHITE COLOURED PLASTIC ‘ C-MASK ‘ FITS OVER STANDARD FACE MASKS AND CONNECTS VIA BLUETOOTH TO A SMARTPHONE AND TABLET APPLICATION THAT CAN TRANSCRIBE SPEECH INTO TEXT MESSAGES , MAKE CLAAS , OR AMPLIFY THE MASK WEARER,S VOICE .

DONOT ROBOTICS ENGINEERS CAME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR THE MASK AS THEY SEARCHED FOR A PRODUCT TO HELP THE COMPANY SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC . WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS STRUCK, IT HAD JUST SECURED A CONTRACT TO SUPPLY ROBOT GUIDES AND TRANSLATORS TO TOKYO,S HANEDA AIRPORT, A PRODUCT THAT FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF AIR TRAVEL .

DONOT ROBOTICS ‘ FIRST 5,000 C- MASKS WILL BE SHIPPED TO BUYERS IN JAPAN STARTING IN SEPTEMBER , WITH ONO LOOKING TO SELL IN CHINA , THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE TOO. THERE HAS BEEN STRONG INTEREST, HE SAID

AT ABOUT $40 [ROUGHLY Rs. 3,000] PER MASK , DONOT ROBOTICS IS AIMING AT A MASS MARKET THAT DID NOT EXIST UNTIL A FEW MONTHS AGO. ONE AIM , HE SIAD , IS TO GENERATE REVENUE FROM SUBSCRIBER SERVICES OFFERED VIA AN APP THAT USERS WILL DOWNLOAD .

DONOT ROBOTICS MADE THIS MASK WITH THE HELP OF THE COMPANY,S ENGINEERS . SHUNSUKE FUJIBAYASHI , CREATED FOUR YEARS AGO FOR A STUDENT PROJECT TO INTERPRET SPEECHBY MAPPING FACE MUSCLES .

DONOT ROBOTICS CHIEF EXECUTIVE ” TAISUKE ONO ” RAISED JPY 28 MILLION [ROUGHLY Rs. 1.98 CRORES] FOR DEVELOPMENT BY SELLING DONOT ROBOTICS SHARES THROUGH JAPANESE CROWDFUNDING SITE FUNDINNO.

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