Hazmat Suits for air travel
Added on Fri July 31st, 2020
To face coronavirus, we have to wear face masks, which become a real fashion accessory. For example, the model Naomi Campbell and the musician Erykah Badu wore sporting custom hazmat suits for stylish social distancing. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic showing no sign of slowing, travellers are taking note.
Haute hazmats are just the thing to make flying feel safe again. In mid-April the co-founder of VYZR Technologies, a Toronto-based company specializing in personal protective gear, launched a new product called the BioVYZR. The futuristic-looking outer layer resembles the top half of an astronaut’s uniform, with anti-fogging “windows” and a built-in hospital-grade air-purifying device.
BioVYZR is constructed from silicone, neoprene and vinyl; it is lightweight and is easy to disinfect and pack. A chest harness sits on the shoulders; two adjustable side straps with buckles can be cinched around the waist, similar to those of a life jacket. Less comfortable, perhaps, is the fact that it is bulky and traveller could stay uncomfortable on airplane seats. In addition to blocking airborne contaminants, the BioVYZR dampens outside sound: the passenger could speak to the airplane staff, but couldn’t listen to.
Read the entire article on Bloomberg.com
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