Innovative mask gobbles food like Pac-Man

Eating with a mask on

seems to be impossible

Or is it?

Location: Or Yehuda, Israel

This man claims he's invented a safe way to do it

(SOUNDBITE) (English) VICE PRESIDENT OF AVTIPUS PATENTS AND INVENTIONS, ASAF GITELIS, SAYING:"The mask will be opened mechanically by hand remote or automatically when the fork is coming to the mask. Then you can eat, enjoy, drink and you take out the fork and it will be closed, and you're protected against other people sitting with you."

Solid food can be gobbled up

in the style of Pac-Man

but other foods might get messy

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 29 YEAR-OLD MUSICIAN, RON SILBERSTEIN, SAYING:"I don't think this mask could hold with this kind of ice cream, it's dripping all over, I wouldn't want to wear it afterwards."

The company plans to start manufacturing soon

and has already submitted a patent

The mask would likely sell at 85 cents to $2.85