The recent Coronavirus outbreak is an increasingly global threat, which has led many people to start wearing masks as a method of prevention. However, this means that users of the iPhone X and above have to remove their mask whenever they want to unlock their smartphones.
To try to solve this inconvenience, a company decided to develop N95 masks compatible with Apple’s Face ID. Everything so that you can unlock your iPhone without having to remove the mask every time.
Part of your face will be printed on the mask
The company that developed this product asks everyone to send a photograph of their face. This is so that they can print on the mask the lower part of our face that will be covered.
After uploading your face image, they use computer mapping to convert your facial features into an image printed on the surface of N95 surgical masks, without distortion. The printer uses inks made from natural dyes. It is non-toxic and does not affect breathability.
Without going into more detail, the company claims that its masks will be compatible with Face ID technology. There is still nothing to prove the veracity of these statements.
We have seen several times that it is not easy to deceive Face ID. This technology makes a 3D mapping of our face for authentication, whereas many solutions present in the Android world use only the smartphone’s front camera.
Coronavirus masks: Each copy will cost 40 dollars
This will be the amount you will have to spend for each copy of this type of mask. Naturally, these masks supposedly compatible with Face ID will be more expensive than conventional ones that you can buy at a pharmacy.
There is still no set date for these masks to start shipping. The company says that this will not happen as long as there is a shortage of these products worldwide.