Enter Donut Robotics, a Japanese company that specializes in robots. They are developing C-Face, a smart mask that connects to your smartphone, offering transcription and language translation in eight languages. C-FACE” was developed with the concept of “C”, which is five: Clear voice, Connect with smartphone, Cool design, Clean material, Combat with Coronavirus.
The mask is worn by connecting C-Face to a traditional mask with elastic ear bands. C-Face will contain some sort of battery power source. The mask will connect with your smartphone and pop up realtime transcription and translation.
C-Face Smart app can transcribe spelling, amplify the voice of the person wearing the mask, and translate words into 8 different languages including Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, and Chinese, English, Spanish and French. They are expected to ship in January 2021 for 3890 yen, or about $37 US. They will also have a monthly fee and a usage fee based on the amount of translation.
According to The Gadgeteer