Finally, a surgical mask that lets you use Face ID

An affordable and innovative crystal-clear mask that disinfect itself
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Finally, a surgical mask that lets you use Face ID

This is obviously Jennifer Beals wearing a welding face shield in Flashdance (1983) not a prototype of the Aeri mask

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, so it can't have escaped your attention that so far it's impossible to unlock your iPhone with facial recognition. Yet a possible solution may be on the way.

Best known for its wearable tech, Amazfit  - part of the Chinese technology company, Huami - has developed a transparent N95-like face mask made out of anti-fog material that will be able to disinfect itself with ultraviolet light after every use by simply plugging it to an USB for a matter of minutes.

The enterprise is currently producing prototypes for its revolutionary masks - codename Aeri - nevertheless it will probably take around six months to a year to be on the market. The company promises that the masks will have an affordable price point in line with the rest of the Amazfit brand.

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