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Subsequent-level safety: Anti-Covid HELMET makes use of house applied sciences to cease virus in its tracks (VIDEO)

Next-level protection: Anti-Covid HELMET uses space technologies to stop virus in its tracks (VIDEO)


Overlook about face masks, engineers from Colombia have designed a particular helmet much like these utilized by astronauts to work as a safety bubble in opposition to the coronavirus an infection.

The futuristic headgear is meant to be used by people who find themselves most weak and who “actually reside their every day lives with lots of danger” of getting sick, aeronautical engineer, Andres Felipe Giraldo, informed RT’s Ruptly video company.

But, based on the helmet’s co-creator, Ricardo Andres Conde, it would additionally match “anybody who desires to guard him or herself” from the illness, which has already contaminated round 296,000 and killed over 10,000 folks in Colombia.

Although with all of the latest international controversy over mask-wearing, it’s unclear what number of common folks can be up for strolling round sporting a helmet that wouldn’t look misplaced on an area swimsuit.

The ultimate prototype that the duo confirmed the cameras was the results of a prolonged design course of, with a minimum of 84 earlier variations of the headwear being rejected, they mentioned.

The helmet consists of a plastic construction, {an electrical} becoming, filters and a battery to permit for circulation of fresh, uncontaminated air inside. Whereas it might look huge and hulking, it weighs simply 650 grams (22.9 oz) and permits the consumer to speak on the telephone with none problems because the video proves.

The industrial worth of the possibly life-saving gadget is estimated at 400,000 Colombian pesos, which is lower than $130.

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