/Italy: The 19-year-old has invented a mask that changes color when it needs to be changed
Italy: The 19-year-old has invented a mask that changes color when it needs to be changed

Italy: The 19-year-old has invented a mask that changes color when it needs to be changed

The 19-year-old from the area of ​​Ancona in the north of Italy created a protective mask that changes color when it stops filtering the air and needs to be changed. He patented his invention and he will present it soon at the World Expo in Dubai.

The basis of this idea is technology that determines the importance of consumer goods through a biochemical reaction. “It is primarily used in food production, but given the historic moment in which we live, I used it in masks,” explained young inventor Viorel Bohotici, who lives in Camerata Picena, in the Marche region. He noted that his patent can be used in surgical masks. “The one who is standing next to you will see that the other person’s mask is no longer filtering and may move away” – he added. The same technology is also applicable to the Ffp2 masks, which are now in common use in Italy; are required, inter alia, in means of transport. Italian media reported that the inventor is studying electronic engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. The idea of ​​the innovative mask was born last year when he was still attending the Galileo technical school. “I read that 72 percent of people wear masks the wrong way, for example, for more than eight hours,” he said. He presented his project to the matriculation board as an essay prepared for the oral exam. “The professor told me that this is not a final exam, but a real university diploma thesis. I developed my project during the school year by visiting the laboratory at the technical school in the afternoon” – said the 19-year-old. As he added, when he found out that his invention worked, he applied for a patent. The inventor admitted that he did not expect success. He has already established contacts with mask manufacturers. “I believe that thanks to the concepts we learn at school, there is still a lot to discover and invent” – said the student. From Rome Sylwia Wysocka
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