Crowd-funding

FaceView Mask™ closed out 2014 with a crowd-funding campaign to is enable us to complete the rounds of design, tooling, and testing that are needed to make an affordable mask for use in our hospitals and communities.

We didn’t meet our goal, but we do want to say THANK YOU! to everyone who contributed and encouraged us with their support and interest.

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The FaceView Mask™ is the new face mask that is clear. It let’s you see the face and read lips.

Overview

Hi, my name is Jeanne Hahne and I’m a registered nurse in San Francisco. I would like to introduce a new surgical face mask that can lift the barrier between patient and caregiver. That’s really important for communication, seeing the entire facial expression, especially a reassuring smile. A clear mask means reading lips for the deaf and the elderly. For a scared child, a clear mask allows them to connect with their caregiver or family. The difference between an opaque and the FaceView Mask™ is CLEAR and can make a huge difference in patient care.

side by side image of masks

The number one cause of medical errors is communication and the FaceView Mask™ has the potential to reduce errors and promote better patient outcomes.

The benefits are clear, and we need your help to bring this next generation of face masks to the medical and hearing-impaired communities, as well as to the non-medical industries. Masks are also worn in dental offices, clean rooms in high tech, environmental services, disaster relief, nail salons, military uses and on the street!

We need help for production tooling, user and focus group studies, designing for mass production, medical design and testing. These are some of the areas involved to introduce a new medical device that is affordable.

Our goal is to produce three models of the FaceView Mask™. A non-medical model for personal use as a dust mask, a tested medical/surgical model, and a respirator model with N95 certification. Initial prototypes of the personal model are available now, but we still want to perfect this prototype.

This is so important! We need this mask because communication is enhanced by seeing an individual’s entire face. As you check out the videos and visit the rest of the campaign page, let me say “Thank you” in advance for helping us make a difference!

What We Need and What You Get

drawing of the maskThe Indiegogo funds raised will enable us to complete the design, tooling, and testing that are needed to make an affordable mask for use in our hospitals and communities. We have to plan for its efficacy, durability and user-friendliness.

It is more complicated to manufacture a mask with a clear portion in terms of materials, labor, and processes. We also need to have FDA approval and go through regulatory processes.

Our initial mask is the personal dust mask version, not yet qualified for medical or occupational use.  If we exceed our goal, we can look forward to additional models, such as smaller sizes for children!

The Impact

Jeanne wearing the clear maskThe FaceView Mask™ will improve communication, connection and compassion. It can change the mask standard altogether. That is why I’ve been working on this project for a long time. You could be a part of bringing this change to the world and literally, CHANGE THE FACE OF PATIENT CARE!

The first nurse, Florence Nightingale, said, “Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.” She had a point. We need to be looking to make new things better, and the FaceView Mask™ has the potential to transform the medical/dental/occupational professions on a global scale. With your support, we can revolutionize the mask industry!

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

The other way you can help us is to spread the word and let others know about our Indiegogo campaign. Talk about us on Facebook or tweet about it!

Especially let others know who might benefit from FaceView masks. Friends or family members who are hearing-impaired or deaf would love to hear about the FaceView Mask™ and its ability to revolutionize interpersonal communication. We want to bring back the connection with people and improve communication, creating better outcomes and increased satisfaction!