It is a British invention, created by two founders Jennifer and Lisa, who also own TAD medical, known for its range of medical supplies, already widely used by hospitals, educational facilities and the emergency Services.
Jennifer Soboslay, Founder of Smile Shield said: “Visual facial expression is a huge benefit to many industries, as communication is so important to us all, especially a smile, which can change the sentiment of the information being shared or be encouraging without words. The Smile Shield allows lip reading, visible facial expressions, and a clearer understanding and connection between people to take place.”
The Smile Shield can also be used as a surgical mask. The clear front panel makes the mouth visible, which is especially important for those caring for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, have a learning disability, or suffer with autism or dementia.
Soboslay added: “We saw a gap in the market for a medical grade mask with a clear panel, that can be used by healthcare providers.”
Hypoallergenic and latex free, the Smile Shield mask is comfortable to wear and offers over 98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency.
For more information about Smile Shield, visit: www.smileshieldmask.com.
1. Compliant to EN14683 and comparable to Type IIR protection. Smile shield meets all elements of the government’s Transparent Face Mask Specification (HERE).
2. Tested in the UK on 16th March 2021 for 4ward testing – reports available on request.