Xiaomi Patents : The Chinese technology company, Xiaomi, has patented a design for a smart mask or Smart Mask. This patent application was granted by the United States Patent Office (USPTO) on 18 February. Based on the patent filed, this smart mask from Xiaomi will later be used to measure the quality of the air inhaled by its users.
The patent document also says this mask will be equipped with electronic components such as a processor and battery. These components will also be accompanied by a number of sensors, such as accelerometer and gyroscope, which have various functions, one of which is to monitor user movements.
In addition to movement, a number of sensors and components embedded in the mask will collect user data. For example, the duration of wearing a mask, the amount of pollution absorbed on the surface of the mask, the intensity of breathing, etc.
Xiaomi Patents Although not mentioned in the patent document, this smart mask is likely to also be equipped with features that can detect health problems based on the user’s breathing activity. Well, various data recorded and collected by this mask will be stored in the internal memory embedded in the mask. Then the data will also be accessible via smartphone applications wirelessly, either via infrared, Bluetooth, or NFC.
However, this smart mask is only a patent. It is not yet certain whether Xiaomi will actually develop this smart mask or not. Even so, this device is quite interesting to look forward to. Moreover, at this time the air condition in the world has become increasingly alarming.