To face the pandemic and to guarantee a better life in the post-pandemic path for the whole population, it is necessary to have a face mask that is:
-comfortable in prolonged use and of a shape suitable for civil and hospital use
-guarantees a perfect fit on the face, without requiring excessive pressure which would damage the skin in the long term
-allows and facilitates communication, which is very important both in social life and in professional use
- both inexpensive and easily achievable
- can be quickly distributed with a capillary network
- be sustainable for the environment
The MyFaceMakApp project responds to all these objectives: it stems from the idea of applying some available technologies, such as those hidden in our "smartphones", and making them available to a branched and widespread system.
With MyFaceMask App is the solution to the problem of the availability of personal protection devices for everyone, in fact thanks to this app anyone can print his mask, following our guidelines for the use of safe and biodegradable materials, with their own 3D printer certificated network so that you have a mask for you and your family that can last for all this complicated period that we are living. Moreover, we are working to create a network of contacts, through comparison and collaboration with other teams, so that we can improve the products/solutions and destroy together this invisible enemy.
Under the design of the masks, only small filters can be used an replaced, while the structure of the mask will be washed, sanitized and reused for a long time. The single use filters can be estimate to be 90% smaller than the current disposable masks.
Smartphones are increasingly using biometric facial data to digitally identify people. The measures are very accurate, because they must guarantee the identity of the person for sensitive operations.
The MyFaceMask app, thanks to the biometric sensors present in smartphones and increasingly popular, is programmed to detect biometric measurements of only the parts of the face concerned (contours of the mouth and nose). These measures are used to create a face mask with a 3D printer and will have a shape exactly corresponding to the facial features with which it will come into contact.
The data collected and collected by the system will be protected, even if they refer exclusively to very limited facial areas, totally insufficient to reproduce the person's "digital identity", even if such data were to be stolen or disseminated by mistake: they will only be useful to reproduce facial masks.
The realization of facial masks that will be a real "impression" of the face allows the use of less flexible and more durable materials, achievable with 3D printers but which will be perfectly washable and sanitizable, with great savings and with an environmental impact that we estimate 90% lower than disposable masks.
MyFaceMask is is an Application installable for free on all iOS and Android devices that have compatibility requirements and in a simple automated way and can create your own 3D mask and send it directly to the printer if is a member of us certificated network.
The scanning process is quick and easy: it happens only with the mobile phone camera. In addition, the material used in the production of the masks, biodegradable and hypoallergenic allows a repeated use, being able to sterilize the washing at high temperatures. The mask is therefore ergonomic and environmentally friendly, because you just need to change the filters.
The advantage is that, being custom-built, the signs released by normal masks after hours of use will be reduced. The mask that will be made is certified and it is possible to sterilize it both at high temperatures and expose it to the treatment of uv rays.
Expected impacts Contributing to create a safe, cost-effective product that respects nature, for us and future generations. Facilitating the recovery phase that is about to start across Europe , making personal protective equipment easily accessible, a mandatory element in places where the minimum distance cannot be guaranteed. Favoring the creation of synergies and networks for the diffusion of digital innovation (Distributed cetificated 3d printing)
The mask made with MyFaceMask has many customizations that will make it unique, choice of color and material, the ability to enter your name, a phrase or even a custom logo. The choice of transparent material will allow the total visibility of the face in order to be protected but recognizable and also allow people with auditory deficits to be able to read the lips.
The shape of the perfectly ergonomic mask not only makes it more comfortable, but also much safer, because an uncomfortable mask that poorly adapts to the face loses totally effectiveness. The visibility of the face allows to make the mask psychologically less impactful and to enhance the makeup and aesthetics, bringing everything back to a mode less distant from the way of presenting the past.
Measures to maximise impact
a) Dissemination and exploitation of results MyFaceMaskApp will be distributed for free on the Apple Store and Google store, so you can reach the largest number of end users in a simple and immediate way. Each user will have the opportunity to choose the model to be realized and if he has already been certified as a member of our network, he will immediately be able to use his custom mask in order to have an individual protection device for him and his family. To obtain the certification of 3d printer you will need to follow all the necessary guidelines so that you can only make masks that comply with all applicable regulations and certifications. Or alternatively you can rely on our network of 3d certified printers that will take care of the construction of the packaging and shipping.
In addition, our support service will be active 24 hours a day to solve any problems related to the realization of the 3D model.
The MyFaceMask App Team will use most of the funds in R&D So you can offer the user masks with certified, hypoallergenic and biodegradable material. End-user privacy is essential for us to safeguard it, all sensitive data collected will comply with current European Gdpr regulations, under no circumstances will personal information be disseminated. The app provides advanced encryption mode based on systems already widely tested in banking and all biometric data will remain only and exclusively within its device, the only 3D model of the generated mask will be exported, not the face mesh, so that it can be shipped to the certified printing network only if the user is a member certified by our experts.
b) Communication activities MyFaceMask App will be advertised and spread mainly on social networks so that you can reach any target of users. It is also possible to create groups on dedicated platforms in order to create their own community. We want to create a social network so we can help anyone to have their own certified and guaranteed personal protection device. In addition, the app will have the ability to receive push notifications in order to squeeze upto-date on news and events related to the MyFaceMask community
The necessities in order to continue the project
The MyFaceMaskApp project is in a very advanced state.
The App is already fully functional on very popular operating systems and we have verified its operation, which can be guaranteed by the most popular smartphones on the market. We have verified and tested the ability to create masks that exactly reproduce the person's facial impression.
In order to proceed with the project, we need support to implement some areas that would allow us to fully express the potential.
First of all, the specific software and innovative solutions that we have introduced in them must be intellectually protected.
Furthermore, the aspects relating to the recognition of efficacy and compliance with current regulations must be implemented, of which we are sure, but which must be recognized by accredited bodies with procedures that require a specific budget.
A further point that requires implementation is the protection of personal data, as can be the case of facial biometrics, which is individual and is now used very often as a form of "identity". Our software does not read the biometric fingerprint of the entire face, therefore the collected data would not be usable to identify the individual, but surely this aspect concerning the security of the collected data must be certified to ensure that the person will not have a copy of the full face biometric data in an external database.
Finally: to implement the spread of our network of producers and users, which will become a huge community, we will have to implement our organization with the addition of new employees.