A Sensor-Integrated Face Mask Using Au@SnO2Nanoparticle Modified Fibers and Augmented Reality Technology

Tzu En Lin*, Ming Chun Chien, Po Feng Chen, Pei Wen Yang, Huai En Chang, Ding Han Wang, Tung Yi Lin, Yung Jung Hsu

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Abstract

In this work, we develop a wireless sensor-integrated face mask using Au@SnO2nanoparticle-modified conductive fibers based on augmented reality (AR) technology. AR technology enables the overlay of real objects and environments with virtual 3D objects and allows virtual interactions with real objects to create desired meanings. With the help of the AR system, the size of the mask could be precisely estimated and then manufactured using 3D printing technology. The body temperature sensor and respiratory sensor were integrated into the mask so that vital parameters of the human body could be continuously monitored without removing the personal protective equipment. Furthermore, the outer part of the mask consists of conductive fabric modified with Au@SnO2core-shell nanoparticle additives, which enhanced the filtration efficiency of airborne aerosols. A significant improvement in the filtration efficiency of particulate matter 2.5 was observed after applying an external voltage to the conductive textiles. A smartwatch with a heart rate sensor was paired with the mask to display sensor data on the mask through wireless transmission. Therefore, this sensor-integrated mask system with AR technology provides the first line of defense to combat global threats from pathogens and air pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42233-42241
Number of pages9
JournalACS Omega
Volume7
Issue number46
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Nov 2022

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