As part of our urgent appeal to help support NHS staff throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity funded a team to research and develop a smart mask, or a self-cleaning mask, for medical staff.

The research team is made up of Professor Raj Persad, from the Bristol Urological Institute, Professor Norman Ratcliffe, from the Department of Applied Science at UWE and Danish designer Sara Lee Spanggaard Krog, from the Design School of Kolding.

The project has developed into the MaskRejuvenator, a pouch that heats up to remove viruses and bacteria from masks.

Watch the video below to find out more:

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