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Concept

espire has turned the traditional facemask upside down. With the filter located at the top of the mask, the user's face remains completely visible at all times. We aim to solve the communication limitations caused when wearing protective masks and return your personality in critical moments.
Facial expression is a crucial part of communication. Without it, integral parts of an individual's personality are lost. This loss of information is a problem for the mask user and everyone in the user's environment, since it can lead to hazardous situations. With espire this can be avoided.
  • »espire full face respirator reveals facial emotion while improving airflow«
    Martin Hislop / Designboom
  • »espire wants you to enjoy wearing gas masks«
    core77.com
  • »the use of modern material technologies allow a slighter, smarter, sleeker form that enhances comfort«
    Troy Turner / Yankodesign
  • »a simple idea that takes all types of needs into consideration«
    Jury statement / IF Student Design Award
  • »This could have a profound impact in healthcare«
    Susan Zoltak / Registered Nurse

Purpose

When working in fast paced, critical environments, where cross contamination from harmful gasses or infectious diseases is imminent, you must rely on your full ability to react with precision and unimpeded focus.

espire enables you to operate to your full potential and provides you the freedom to take care of your responsibilities.

Features

  • Airflow
    The compact and effective filtration system is located at the top of the mask. As a result, the airflow is linear, without unnecessary detours. This relocation of the filtration system enables espire to be unique within the respirator market.
  • Filtration
    The primary intake filter provides certified filtration, from particles and gasses to viruses and bacteria. The optional secondary outlet filter ensures that if the wearer is infectious, the airborne diseases are efficiently neutralised.
  • Transparent Mouth Shield
    The transparent mouth shield warrants the user to effectively communicate with colleagues and other participants within the active working environment.
  • Chamber Arrangement
    Breaking the mask into two distinct zones, viewing and breathing, allows the mask to remain condensation free through long periods of use. This prevents misuse and provides increased protection from contamination.
  • Viewing Shield
    espire’s viewing shield permits an unobstructed viewing experience. This is integral for the user to perform any activity unimpeded.
  • Easy and effective adjustment
    espire’s single rubber strap empowers the user to easily adjust the mask whenever necessary. The natural rubber ensures comfort and security at all times.

Features

Airflow
The compact and effective filtration system is located at the top of the mask. As a result, the airflow is linear, without unnecessary detours. This relocation of the filtration system enables espire to be unique within the respirator market.
Filtration
The primary intake filter provides certified filtration, from particles and gasses to viruses and bacteria. The optional secondary outlet filter ensures that if the wearer is infectious, the airborne diseases are efficiently neutralised.
Transparent Mouth Shield
The transparent mouth shield warrants the user to effectively communicate with colleagues and other participants within the active working environment.
Chamber Arrangement
Breaking the mask into two distinct zones, viewing and breathing, allows the mask to remain condensation free through long periods of use. This prevents misuse and provides increased protection from contamination.
Viewing Shield
espire’s viewing shield permits an unobstructed viewing experience. This is integral for the user to perform any activity unimpeded.
Easy and effective adjustment
espire’s single rubber strap empowers the user to easily adjust the mask whenever necessary. The natural rubber ensures comfort and security at all times.

Development

Our team of Industrial Designers, Mechanical and Economical Engineers have collaborated with a network of suppliers to provide this solution. A long development process, including several prototyping phases, multiple testings and patents pending, has led to the point where we can present an effective and elegant result.

embrace

Intrinsically curious and striving to do things better we solve real problems with the help of creative design and new technologies.

We create smart tangible products that enable people to do things easier and better, improve user experience and quality of life.

Team

  • Team

    The Creative

    The Creative
    Dedicated problem solver with in depth experience in industrial design, product development & agile management. Striving to push the boundaries in design and technology to improve user experiences and to create long lasting business growth.

    Carlos Schreib
    Managing Director & Founder
    lndustrial Design M.A.

  • Team

    The Organizer

    The Organizer
    Structural planning mindset connecting innovative ideas with real customer needs and economical constraints. Combining product innovation management skills with sales engineering and business development.

    Patrick Herrmann
    Managing Partner & Founder
    Economic Engineering B.Eng.

  • Team

    The Strategist

    The Strategist
    Entrepreneur and economist with a favour for data analysis and a talent to uncover opportunities. Passionate to combine market information with strategic investments and long term decisions for a thriving business.

    Sven Buckenberger
    Head of Finances & Founder
    Economics B.Sc.

  • Team

    The Realizer

    The Realizer
    Enthusiast for product design and technology from prototyping to mass production. Specialized in translating innovations and design concepts into feasible engineering solutions with economical value.

    Olaf Thiele
    Head of Product Development
    Product Development M.Sc.

  • Team

    The Experienced

    The Experienced
    C-Suite Business Leader with a proven track-record of leading teams to define and then deliver transformation and revenue growth within multi-billion dollar global and regional businesses. A strategic thinker, forward looking and delivery oriented business innovator.

    Paul Stanton
    Board Member & Business Development
    MBA

Team

“I am a strategic industrial designer on projects in medical design, consumer electronics, mobility solutions and smart mechanics. I strive to push the boundaries in design and technology while simplifying the product to create pleasing user experiences.”

Carlos Schreib
Managing Director & Founder
lndustrial Design M.A.

“It’s my nature to find solutions by questioning the things we consider normal. Especially products that should actually make life easier for us. Specialized in sales & engineering, I connect our innovative ideas with the real needs of our customers. Let’s rethink things!”

Patrick Herrmann
Managing Partner & Founder
Economic Engineering B.Eng.

“My experience within business and economics enables me to guide and advise our team in financial and strategic decision making. Through my extensive network of consultants and legal advisors I provide technical expertise for business development.”

Sven Buckenberger
Head of Finances & Founder
Economics B.Sc.

"I am an enthusiast for product design and technology from prototyping to mass production. My speciality is in translating design to be ready for manufacturing.”

Olaf Thiele
Head of Product Development
Product Development M.Sc.


Get in Touch

We are always looking for productive collaborations and partners. For any contribution, feel free to get in touch.

info@embrace-espire.com

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