Jadavpur university students make electronic mask

Jadavpur university students make electronic mask Photo Courtesy : Jadavpur University
Press Trust of India | Aug 14, 2020 - 3:52 p.m. IST
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KOLKATA: Students of Jadavpur University have made an electronic mask which will be able to annihilate any virus in close proximity to the person wearing it, an official said.

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The design of the mask, made by the Instrumentation department, has been readied but production will be made only after the approval of concerned authorities of government, a senior university official, associated with the project, said. The electromagnetic field created by the mask will annihilate any virus, including sars-2, which comes in the striking distance of the person wearing it, the official said.

"The mask is self-chargeable," he said.

The mask will certainly be more effective than the three-layer surgical masks currently available in the market, he said.

"The design has been made ready. But we need to take it forward. We need to build a prototype after getting consent from an organisation like ICMR. We will then formally think about taking the concept to manufacturers of medical products," Pro-Vice Chancellor Chiranjib Bhattacharya said.

Pricing and other things can come after this process is over, he added.

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