New Petite-mask-simulator for testing size and as template for cutting Totobobo mask

The Totobobo Petite mask attracted a lot of female fans since it’s introduction. The smaller version of Totobobo mask is softer, specifically designed for ladies and children. In most cases, the Petite is able to fit ladies out of the pack. For children, it may need to be trimmed smaller to fit. Some parents told us that it is not easy to customise the Totobobo Petite (TT-02) mask to fit their children, especially those smaller ones. Base on extensive study, we’ve redesigned the “Petite Simulator” which can be used to create a full size paper dummy for testing the size, and later serve as the template to customise the Petite mask for the user.

Following is a self-explanatory photo journal of the important steps to creates and trim the paper simulator, and use the result as a template to customise the actual Petite mask:

Download the file and print on A4 paper. Use the scale on top of the page to double check the scale is correct.
Download the file and print on A4 paper. Use the scale on top of the page to double check the scale is correct.
Print the simulator file on A4 paper, fold along the "fold line".
Print the simulator file on A4 paper, fold along the “fold line”.
You can make two Petit simulators. Follow the outline and cut out the mask.
You can make two Petite simulators from the print. Follow the outline and cut out the mask.
Use scotch tape to join the top (nose edge) and the bottom (chin edge).
Use scotch tape to join the top (nose edge) and the bottom (chin edge).
cut away the small corners.
cut away the small corners.
you have now a full size paper simulator of the Petit mask. Open up the paper mask and try it on your children's face.
you have now a full size paper simulator of the Petite mask. Open up the paper mask and try it on your children’s face!
If the paper mask is too big, cut away the first line near to the chin-edge. Put it on the user's face again to test the size.
If the paper mask is too big, cut away the first line near to the chin-edge. Put it on the user’s face again to test the size.
Continue to cut the mask smaller, and test the size. Line by line until you get the mask size fitting your children.
Continue to cut the mask smaller, and test the size. Line by line until you get the mask size fitting your children.
Here showing the situation after the second line is cut away. Suppose this is the size fitting your children.
Here showing the situation after the second line is cut away. Suppose this is the size fitting your children.
Now insert the paper simulator into the middle of the mask. Try to align the red circle with the filter cover.
Now insert the paper simulator into the middle of the mask. Try to align the red circle with the filter cover.
Use the paper dummy as a guide, cut the mask with a pair of scissors. (The simple scissor shown in the photo is very good for cutting Totobobo mask)
Use the paper dummy as a guide, cut the mask with a pair of scissors. (The simple scissor shown in the photo is very good for cutting Totobobo mask)
The final result: a new Petit mask matching the size of your children. You may still need to ReShape the mask to fine tune the seal.
The final result: a new Petite mask matching the size of your children. You may still need to ReShape the mask to fine tune the seal.

 

 

Totobobo mask hits 25 countries

The recent H1N1 flu triggered a sudden sales increase for face masks and Totobobo, the first customizable face mask is now hitting 25 countries across the world. The reusable mask is more reliable than N95 masks in determining face seal and this feature is greatly appreciated by parents traveling with young children during this holiday season.

a teenage girl wearing Totobobo mask
a teenage girl wearing Totobobo mask

The current H1N1 flu triggered a sudden increase in sales of face masks and Totobobo, the first customizable face mask, is now hitting 25 countries across the world. This is a new milestone for the company, Dream Lab One, the producer of the Totobobo mask.

Travelers, cyclists, wood-turners and artists alike have found this reusable mask highly effective in blocking out polluted air and various irritants. Sales of this reusable mask has increased significantly and it has received rave reviews from users around the world.

“This mask may have saved my life. First, the mask is made out of a rubbery material, so it sticks naturally to your skin. After I found the perfect position on my face for my mask, I no longer have any problems with breathing…at all…period. My nose has cleared up, my eyes are no longer irritated, I don’t cough or sneeze at all anymore. It’s comfortable and it doesn’t fog my glasses! I hardly know I’m wearing it!” said Paula Ford, a satisfied Totobobo user and a pastel artist residing in Tennessee, United States.

Individuals who rely a lot on respiratory masks tend to live in environments that contain either polluted air or airborne disease pathogens. An effective mask helps to filter out polluted air and airborne virus. There are two conditions that determine whether a respiratory mask is effective. First, it needs to seal the wearer’s nose and mouth snugly. Second, the filter material must be able to filter out the smallest of particles.

“Money can buy high quality filters, but a good seal has been a hit-or-miss affair,” said Francis Chu, the designer of the revolutionary mask. His design provides a simple and intuitive solution call VSC (Visual-Seal-Check) for the user to check the face-seal.

Easy Visual-Seal-Check (VSC):
To ensure good respiratory seal, normal N95 mask users can only rely on their ability to feel the air-leak around their face. Such method is not reliable and sometimes it gives a fault sense of security. Francis believes his transparent mask allows users to check the seal intuitively and to ensure minimal seepage of polluted air.

To verify this, he sent the mask to a hospital and compared the Visual-Seal-Check (VSC) with the gold standard respirator fit-test, a high-end quantitative system called PortaCount from TSI Incorporated. The result showed strong correlation (90%) between the prediction of the Visual-Seal-Check (VSC) method and the result of the gold standard fit-test proving his intuitive method effective.

“The Visual-Seal-Check, or VSC, is much more reliable than the seal check found in other N95 masks. This study shows that face-seal can be determined simply by checking the seal through the transparent mask,” says Francis.

5 years old boy wearing Totobobo mask
5 years old boy wearing Totobobo mask

Over half of the recent orders are coming from parents traveling with children. They appreciate the possibility to customize the mask to fit their young children. With the VSC they are more reassured that their children are getting the optimal protection.

To buy Totobobo mask (International)
To buy Totobobo mask in Singapore

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The Bangalore test

“Rohan is glad that the dirt is collected on the filter, not in his lung.”

used filter (200km) vs new

Used filter (200km) vs new

Rohan Kini, an online bicycle shop owner in Bangalore, India, was testing a new pollution mask. After 200 km of bicycling in the city, he was very impressed with the performance of a new mask call TOTOBOBO from Singapore and decided to carry it in his shop.

The air pollution in London is nowhere near Bangalore standards. However, riding in heavy traffic can damage the respiratory system. The question is: How does one know if a pollution mask is needed or not?

The latest TOTOBOBO mask won’t be able to tell that in advance. But you can be pretty sure when it does the job – simply by checking out the color of the filters. The filter will turn into a distinguish dirty gray to signal that it’s time to change the filters.

The mask is ergonomically designed to fit the majority of faces, from adult down to children of age 5! The secret is in a world’s first “customizable” feature which allows you to trim the mask smaller if it is too big for you.

This reusable, flat folding little gadget may just be the right thing to keep in your pocket when you brave the urban traffic.

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PS. Totobobo filter uses special electro-static charge to collect even sub-micron dust.

 

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