See-through masks from Hong Kong open up communication for lip-readers during pandemic
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Wearing a face mask in most public spaces has been mandatory in Hong Kong since July 2020 as part of the city’s battle against the pandemic. But face masks have had a negative impact on the daily lives of the city’s hearing-impaired community, especially for those who lip-read to communicate. Hong Kong’s Lingnan University has come up with an award-winning solution in the form of reusable, transparent masks that allow deaf people to lip-read while still protecting them from Covid-19. Their “12° Mask” earned a gold award on September 14, 2021, at the international MUSE Design Awards in the Conceptual Design category. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com Follow us on: Website: https://www.scmp.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/scmp Twitter: https://twitter.com/scmpnews Instagram: https://instagram.com/scmpnews Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/south-china-morning-post/ #scmp #HongKong #CoronavirusHongKong
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