Mark One

The Mark One HypaHelm must provide effective full-face protection. Although there are multiple design challenges, it will essentially use existing technology and not require any fundamental research. Think of a Mark One as a Bluetooth headset with a super-efficient controlled fan and a few plastic bits, it’s not that difficult.

Main Functions

This is an outline functional specification.

  1. Full face visibility
  2. Lightweight
  3. Positive regulated internal pressure
  4. HEPA or similar filter cartridge,
  5. Possibly reusable filter after RFID certified sterilization
  6. Filter cartridge auto ejected.
  7. Lithium battery powered technology built into the helmet
  8. Anti-mist provision
  9. Painless two-way audio with environment and for mobile phone
  10. Comfortable adjustable helmet with a comfortable effective neck seal
  11. Provision for drinking tube with appropriate interlock
  12. Provision for hands-free safe decontamination and charging chest
  13. Provision for lightweight UV transparent clip-on decorative covers and partial cultural frontal panels.
  14. Suitable for immediate mass production

There are several examples of devices with similar functionality on the market from companies such as 3M or VYZR, but they are heavy expensive industrial devices that are not designed for the current mass-market virus protection requirements.

YVZR System
3M Industrial Helmet

There also various University projects like Southampton University’s which stand a much better chance of getting to market with a serious scale if there is a well-developed ecosystem.

University of Southampton Respirator Project