Called "C-Mask", the unit is made of white plastic and silicone. It carries an integrated microphone that connects to the wearer's smartphone via Bluetooth.
However, this connected mask does not provide protection against the virus. Taisuke Ono, Donut Robotics' CEO, clarified that it is designed to be worn over a standard face mask.
The C-Mask is capable of transcribing dictation, amplifying the wearer's voice, and translating speech into eight different languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, English, Spanish and French.