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Zhé / Respirator

Zhé
Zhé

Many Chinese youth do not wear respirators to protect against PM 2.5 particulate that is polluting the air in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Masks currently on the market are hard to store after wearing, uncomfortable due to having full head straps and not visually appealing.
Zhé is a single piece TPU flexible plastic pollution mask. It utilizes interchangeable filters that are NIOSH certified to protect against PM 2.5 particulate. Zhé’s unique geometric design allows it to fold down to the size of a business card for easy storage. That same geometry gives Zhé a modern, stylish look that compliments the face.

University

San Jose State University

San Jose State University
San Jose, United States

Jasmine Shakouri,
San Jose State University

Ben Ho,
San Jose State University