Hazmat-inspired suit could protect you from coronavirus while you party

Design firm Production Club created the wearable-technology suit named Micrashell with clubbing and concerts in mind

Design firm Production Club created the wearable-technology suit named Micrashell with clubbing and concerts in mind

News station KNTV reported about the suit speaking with Miguel Risueno, the company's head of inventions.

The suit comes equipped with its own speakers, camera, an NFC link pouch and phone integration systems and N95 particulate filters, as well as one port each for drink and vape "pods" and more. The suit not only includes N-95 filters, but LED lighting accents, for the objective of making the suit look cool so people don't mind wearing it, and snap-in canisters for drinking and vaping, so you never have to remove the helmet and expose yourself. The "Micrashell" is a personal protective suit that would allow people to socialize without staying multiple feet apart.

"It's another thing you don't need to remove the helmet for, because if you remove the helmet and the shield, you are now compromised", Risueno said.

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In an interview with NBC Los Angeles, Risueño explains that venues would be responsible for lending the suits out at live events and for sanitizing them thoroughly afterwards.

On top of keeping individual wearers safe, the Micrashell presents a promising option for allowing concerts to resume in a manner as close to "normal" as possible.

"We said we still need to find a solution because people are still going out", Risuneo told KNTV. Rather than requiring social distancing at events, which means fewer tickets available at a higher cost, the Micrashell "make [s] space available for everyone because our solution depends on your own footprint rather than distancing yourself". "Socially Distanced" shows are beginning to pop up, too, including the reduced capacity show (from roughly 1100 down to 229) that Travis McCready of Bishop Gunn played at Fort Smith, Arkansas' TempleLive on May 18.

There is a patent pending on the suit, and Production Club hopes they'll have a prototype created soon.

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