Subsequent-level safety: Anti-Covid HELMET makes use of area applied sciences to cease virus in its tracks (VIDEO)


Overlook about face masks, engineers from Colombia have designed a particular helmet much like these utilized by astronauts to work as a safety bubble in opposition to the coronavirus an infection.

The futuristic headgear is meant to be used by people who find themselves most weak and who “actually reside their each day lives with numerous danger” of getting sick, aeronautical engineer, Andres Felipe Giraldo, instructed RT’s Ruptly video company.

But, in accordance with the helmet’s co-creator, Ricardo Andres Conde, it should additionally match “anybody who needs to guard him or herself” from the illness, which has already contaminated round 296,000 and killed over 10,000 individuals in Colombia.

Although with all of the current international controversy over mask-wearing, it’s unclear what number of common individuals can be up for strolling round carrying a helmet that wouldn’t look misplaced on an area go well with.

The ultimate prototype that the duo confirmed the cameras was the results of a prolonged design course of, with a minimum of 84 earlier variations of the headwear being rejected, they mentioned.

The helmet consists of a plastic construction, {an electrical} becoming, filters and a battery to permit for circulation of unpolluted, uncontaminated air inside. Whereas it might look huge and hulking, it weighs simply 650 grams (22.9 oz) and permits the person to speak on the cellphone with none problems because the video proves.

The business worth of the possibly life-saving gadget is estimated at 400,000 Colombian pesos, which is lower than $130.

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