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The NFL and Oakley eyewear teamed up to produce a helmet “mouth shield” designed to protect players from coronavirus exposure during play, officials announced Monday.
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Designed by NFL-affiliated doctors and engineers, the Oakley Mouth Shield is made from plastic and utilizes specially crafted slots and openings. The protective shield is meant to block the path of droplets known to spread COVID-19 without restricting airflow or sound waves in a way that would impact performance.
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“[Oakley] had a visor that covers the eyes. What could we do to cover the mouth and nose area?” said Dr. Jeff Crandall, chairman of the NFL’s Engineering Committee. “So they came up with a mouth shield that tried to keep the field of view as much as possible; you don’t want to block the lower part. You want to promote breathing and not a sense of restriction. You want to maximize comfort.”