“I would love such a mask, just to be able to see my parents’ faces.”
Jayson, a child cancer patient.
“I’m really excited about HelloMask, whose success is assured because it delivers on a fundamental for quality patient-care worker relationships: facial expression.”
Pierre Weissenbach, Director of Nursing, Clinique de La Source, Lausanne, Switzerland.
“In ten years from now, the concept of a transparent mask will be self-evident.”
Bertrand Kiefer, Director of Médecine et Hygiène Publishing House, Switzerland.
“HelloMask is a wonderful step forward for all those who are hard of hearing and silenced by the invisible mouth of a masked carer. As a nurse and lip-reading teacher, I cannot wait to see it come to fruition. It will improve the lives of all patients and health professionals.”
Isabelle Michel, Liasion Nurse for the Riviera-Chablais hospitals and member of the French-speaking association of lip-reading teachers (ARELL), Switzerland.
“I’m very interested in transparent masks because of my concern for very young children whose hospital stay is often longer than the time they’ve spent at home. Babies need to see their parents’ faces as well as hear their voices and feel their arms to grow and develop relational and affective abilities.”
Dr. Elodie Savoure, Child Psychiatrist, Institute of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology, Lyon, France.
“As an ethicist, I am interested in the potential to enhance human interaction in settings where masks must be worn. I have been following the « HelloMask » project from afar for some time and I am full of admiration.”
Prof. Samia Hurst-Majno, Director, Department of Health and Community Medicine, Geneva University, Switzerland.
“I think this is an amazing and valuable project. I also think this might have a huge impact in Dentistry, especially when treating children.”
Dr. Mariana P. Araujo, Specialist Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Scotland.