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Smart Mask -- Wearable IoT Solution for Improved Protection and Personal Health
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  • Jarkko Hyysalo ,
  • Sandun Dasanayake ,
  • Jari Hannu ,
  • Christian Schuss ,
  • Mikko Rajanen ,
  • Teemu Leppänen ,
  • David Doermann ,
  • Jaakko Sauvola
Jarkko Hyysalo
University of Oulu

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Sandun Dasanayake
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Jari Hannu
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Christian Schuss
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Mikko Rajanen
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Teemu Leppänen
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The use of face masks is an important way to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In this paper, we envision the Smart Mask, an IoT supported platform and ecosystem aiming to prevent and control the spreading of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. The integration of sensing, materials, AI, wireless, IoT, and software will help gathering of health data and health-related event detection in real time from the user as well as from their environment. In larger scale, with the help of AI-based analysis for health data it is possible to predict and decrease medical costs with accurate diagnoses and treatment plans, where comparison of personal data to large-scale public data enables drawing up a personal health trajectory, for example. Key research problems for smart respiratory protective equipment are identified in addition to future research directions.
May 2022Published in Internet of Things volume 18 on pages 100511. 10.1016/j.iot.2022.100511