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ClearMask works to remove communication barriers during COVID-19
By Amanda Winters /
September 08, 2020
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In an effort to improve communication among children, hard-of-hearing, and Deaf individuals, ClearMask is working to provide accessibility to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ClearMask teamed up with Montgomery County-based business Xometry, the largest on-demand manufacturing platform, to produce the PPE design for its fully transparent surgical mask. Xometry has one of the largest 3D printing plants in the Mid Atlantic region.

The clear design allows individuals to see facial expressions and gestures, and gives those in-need the option to lip-read, unlike standard surgical masks. ClearMask gained national recognition over the summer – by NBC, CBS, and FOX, among other various outlets – after being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


This video, brought to you by the Maryland Department of General Services, kicks off a new series highlighting #MarylandStrong businesses working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the state. For more #MarylandStrong partnerships, follow along on YouTube.

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