Masks are often a common element in the world of sci-fi. Whether it be for outer space, issues of pollution, or to protect against viruses, masks are often added into the genre. With issues such as COVID-19 arising and masks becoming more common, I can see the connection of why they are somewhat synonyms with sci-fi and the future. My previous posts have been related to the futuristic aesthetic, and I would like to continue that exploration here.
For my final project, I am considering making an upgraded, high tech mask. Here are a few inspirations I found while looking into this as a potential project:
I really like the idea of incorporating an eye cover. Since I wear glasses, they always fog when I wear a mask so it would be cool to incorporate into the design. Although, adding a prescription element adds quite a lot of complexity.
I think there are some key considerations that I will need to keep in mind:
- How do I keep the device from being too over the top. It would be cool if I can actually wear it without looking like a total fool.
- I need to keep the scope fairly low. This is something that could end up taking a whole year to design if I’m not careful about going overboard on the features
- Should I tailor it to my specific face, or attempt to make it more general so anyone could wear it (even if they have a different face shape/size)