Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Color Changing Flu Masks

An easy way to identify someone with a fever and stay clear.

Marjan Kooroshnia
, textile design student at the Textile & Fashion school of BorĂ¥s, Sweden send us her interesting work ‘Look different with smart textiles‘ using Thermochromic ink printing to add visual effects to medical masks.

The visualization can ‘just’ be for fun, adding pattern changing effects to usually not very appealing medical masks or the activation temperature of the Thermochromic ink could be tuned to use it as approximate temperature indication alerting people of possible elevated body temperature.

The color change via Thermochromic (temperature changing) ink is easily triggered be exhaling through the mesh of such masks.


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