New ‘Smart Mask’ Translates Speech into 8 Languages

Although health officials say wearing face coverings could save lives, a robotics company in Japan has invented a mask that does a whole lot more. Created by Donut Robotics, the C-Face Smart Mask transcribes dictation, amplifies its wearer’s voice, connects to its wearer’s smartphone via Bluetooth, and translates speech into eight different languages, the company says. One thing it doesn’t do, however, prevents the spread of the coronavirus. Donut officials say the new smart mask is meant to be worn over a standard face mask.

The C-Face Smart Mask, which will be priced somewhere between $40 and $50, is expected to arrive in stores this December, the company says.
Would you be willing to wear two masks? While the smart masks might sound cool, how often do you find you need a translator?

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