Henry Collins

Henry Collins

Industrial Design and Technology BA

Chameleon Facemask

Mouth Protection for Field Hockey

Mouth guards are not designed for hockey and do not effectively protect the user from impact. Their design has been led by cheap, quick and easy manufacture. As a result, users face many issues such as exercise induced asthma, speech difficulties, discomfort and other areas of their face are left unprotected. The Chameleon Facemask aims to overcome these issues by externalising the location of impact as well as allowing the user to breathe, speak and perspire without inhibition from behind the mask. The product works alongside an online system allowing the user to customise the mask dimensions and colour to match personal or club preference. The user is also able to position the dampening foam and mouth piece components around the structure to best suit them.