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Covid-19 and the mask

Dear Sir or Madam,

You can see them everywhere at the moment and in the most different colours and forms: Face masks. But what can they actually do if they are not classified as medical products? In our current interview you can find out which alternatives make sense for production and how children also benefit from them.

Enjoy the beautiful weather wherever possible!

Simone Ernst
Editorial team


Special: Sensor technology to support research
Interview: Face masks
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Image: blue plastic children's head with mouth and nose protection; Copyright: THU
When the coronavirus pandemic emerged, it caused a mask shortage in hospitals and doctor's offices. What was once an inexpensive product suddenly turned into a coveted commodity. It prompted the Ulm University of Applied Sciences to study different types of textiles and materials to see whether they can be used in face masks. Their search landed the University on vacuum cleaner bag manufacturing.
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Covid-19: "The face masks have a simple shape but feature high-quality materials"
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Sensor technology to support research


Image: Woman with temperature sensor in her ear; Copyright: Andreas Heddergott/ TUM
Tasked with wearing a device for 24 hours a day over several weeks for a research study? If so, it should fit very comfortably and be easy to wear. "It is!", says Dr. Johannes Kreuzer of Cosinuss in a conversation with
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Sensors in medical technology
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