55% of communication is visual. Traditional masks block faces and prevent our ability to see facial expressions and emotions, catch visual cues, and communicate.
Miscommunication is a leading cause of medical errors and can be prevented. When traditional masks are worn, miscommunication may increase with people who heavily rely on visual communication, such as deaf and hard of hearing individuals, children, and older adults. For many, missing critical visual cues can be the difference between complete understanding and a preventable ER visit.
The ability to see a smile can really help. Facial expressions are important for perceived empathy and building rapport, which can reduce confusion and improve relationships. The transparency and comfort from the ClearMask™ provides natural, empathetic communication and eliminates barriers caused by traditional masks -- Wear the ClearMask™ without hiding your face.
The ClearMask™ is the first fully transparent, FDA-cleared, class II surgical clear mask with full-face visibility. Our mask has a smart, patent-pending design optimized for comfort and breathability, while providing assured protection. Through the mask’s anti-fog, transparent plastic barrier, the ClearMask™ blocks aerosols, fluids and sprays from our faces and meets ASTM level 3 standards for fluid resistance and flammability.
Unlike other masks, the ClearMask™ allows us to see each other’s entire face and facial expressions, making communication more human, natural, and accessible. Transparent, see-through masks are important for so many people, including: Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, Older people, Children, Schools and teachers, Interpreters and translators, People who may not speak the same language, People experiencing confusion, stress, or anxiety, Immunosuppressed people and their caretakers, Essential employees, Customer-facing employees, Workers in noisy environments, Anyone who wants to wear a face mask for protection