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A team in Israel have constructed a mask with a remote control mouth that lets diners eat food without removing their protective facial covering.

Using a cable-operated mechanism connected to a lever, the mask’s ‘mouth’ can be opened and closed by the diner.

The inventors, Avtipus Patents and Inventions, say this could reduce the risk of contracting or passing on coronavirus when visiting a restaurant.

Crucially, this simple mechanism would allow people to eat without taking off their mask, which could reduce the risk of contracting or passing on the virus when visiting a restaurant.

You can watch the full video of the mouth in action here. 

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