Suit Up — Now There’s a COVID-19 Protection Suit for Attending Concerts & Festivals

Article by Ashley King, Digital Music News

A California design firm is visualizing a COVID-19 protection suit for future live music shows.

Design firm Production Club calls the protective suit a ‘Micrashell’ that is designed for concert attendees. The company’s head of inventions, Miguel Risueno, spoke about the new COVID-19 protection suit.

“Micrashell is a solution for bringing people together safely,” he said. “It’s a half suit that kind of takes your safety and your security in terms of being close to airborne particles or viruses to the next level.”

Risueno says the COVID-19 protection suit is an offshoot of current hazmat suit designs. It features an airtight design, app-controlled speakers, microphone, and an N95 filtration system. A vent on the back of the helmet allows air in, which is then filtered a second time before being expelled.

Its creators say drinking, smoking, and vaping are still possible in the COVID-19 protection suit.

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