A copy of this work was available on the public web and has been preserved in the Wayback Machine. The capture dates from 2021; you can also visit the original URL.
The file type is
Face mask usage is one of the most effective ways to limit SARS-CoV-2 transmission, but a mask is only useful if user compliance is high. Through anonymous surveys, we show that mask discomfort is the primary source of noncompliance in mask wearing. Further, through these surveys, we identify three critical parameters that dictate mask comfort: air resistance, water vapor permeability, and face temperature change. To validate these parameters in a physiological context, we performed experimentsdoi:10.1101/2021.03.31.21254723 fatcat:hdvxvp7yenfgxejolxifk6czqm