Cambridge Mask Company

Cambridge Mask Company

30 May, 2017
The world's first smart pollution mask
Helping people manage their respiratory health better.

Today, Cambridge Mask Company launches their smart pollution mask on the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. Starting from only £18.00 GBP ($23.25), the SmartValve technology creates the world’s first connected mask, helping people manage their respiratory health better.

Air pollution kills seven million people per year according to the WHO, more than murders, suicides and car crashes combined - someone every four seconds. In the UK, air pollution has become a major source of concern for many, as cities across the country frequently breach WHO and EU pollution limits. Research now shows that the average UK resident has a six-month shorter lifespan due to air pollution.

“We are helping to solve the fundamental requirement for people to better understand what and how they breathe”, says Christopher Dobbing, the Founder and CEO of the Cambridge Mask Company. “Our current masks have been a massive success and we now have users in over 40 countries. With this new technology we are making our masks even better, and giving people awesome tools to care for their long-term health”.

“I found wearing a mask in public a little odd at first”, says Dr Tomaz Slivnik, a Cambridge resident. “I travel frequently and used to get sick a lot. Now I wear the masks on the flight and have not picked up a bug since I started using it. I am really looking forward to trying out the smart mask”.

Cambridge Mask’s SmartValve clips onto a mask, and, through an app, gives data on filter expiration levels and local air-quality information, and advises on breathing patterns. The masks are aimed at urban residents who are exposed to higher air pollution levels, as well as cyclists, allergy sufferers and those with low immune systems or chemical sensitivities.

The company aims to raise £25,000 ($32,000) to take the concept to market. The development has taken nearly two years, with a prototype and patent already developed. The campaign will run from May 30th to June 28th.

By: Ecozine Staff


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