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During a fire breakout, something as simple as calling for help might mean the difference between life or death. However, it’s impossible while wearing a face mask. Yells are muffled but taking off the mask puts the wearer at risk of smoke inhalation. This innovative solution reimagines the face mask with a built-in whistle. With each exhale, the whistle is activated with a distinct sound that can help emergency personnel locate the victim even when visibility is restricted. With this simple addition to the mask, chances of rescue and rescue times are drastically improved.

Designer: Junkai Huang, Tengbin Li, Weilun Lyu, Xinxin Lyu, Xiang Liu