Israeli inventors have developed a coronavirus mask with a remote control mouth that lets diners eat food without taking it off.
A squeeze of a lever, much like a cyclist operates a handbrake, opens a slot in the front of the mask so that food can pass through.
“The mask will be opened mechanically by hand remote or automatically when the fork is coming to the mask,” Asaf Gitelis, vice president of Avtipus Patents and Inventions, said as he demonstrated the device at its offices near Tel Aviv.
With the facemask you can eat, drink and you take out the fork and it will be closed, and you’re protected against the virus and other people sitting with you.
The company said it plans to start manufacturing the mask within months and had already submitted a patent. It said it would likely sell at a 3 to 10 shekel ($0.85 to $2.85) premium above the price of the simple pale blue medical masks many Israelis wear.