A mask by Japanese company Donut Robotics can translate Japanese into other languages. Photo: AFP A mask by Japanese company Donut Robotics can translate Japanese into other languages. Photo: AFP
A mask by Japanese company Donut Robotics can translate Japanese into other languages. Photo: AFP

Face masks go hi-tech amid the Covid-19 pandemic, from one with a translator to another that monitors vital signs

  • A Japanese start-up has created a face covering that allows people to have a conversation while keeping up to 10 metres apart – and also acts as a translator
  • A Singaporean face mask has sensors that monitor temperature and blood oxygen levels, while a company in South Korea has made an air purifier mask

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A mask by Japanese company Donut Robotics can translate Japanese into other languages. Photo: AFP A mask by Japanese company Donut Robotics can translate Japanese into other languages. Photo: AFP
A mask by Japanese company Donut Robotics can translate Japanese into other languages. Photo: AFP
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