Although health officials say wearing face coverings could save lives, a robotics company in Japan has invented a mask that does a whole lot more.
The C-Face Smart Mask, created by Donut Robotics, transcribes dictation, amplifies its wearer's voice, connects to its wearer's smart phone via Bluetooth and translates speech into eight different languages.
One thing it doesn't do, however, is prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Donut officials say the new smart mask is meant to be worn over a standard face mask.
The C-Face Smart Mask, which will be priced somewhere between $40 and $50, is expected to arrive in stores this December.