LG unveils battery-run ‘wearable air purifier’

CLEAN AIR: Indoors and outside. CREDIT: LG

LG has unveiled a new battery-powered mask dubbed “the wearable air purifier”.

CLAIMING to resolve the dilemma of “homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being in short supply” the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier allows the user to breathe clean, filtered air indoors and outside.

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While the tech company hasn’t detailed how the mask could prevent the spread of coronavirus, LG said it would provide “significant” welling positive aspects.

“The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is an interesting addition to our rising line-up of merchandise developed to provide significant wellbeing and hygiene advantages,” said LG president, Dan Song, adding: “At a time when shoppers are in search of ways to make existence safer and extra effortless, it can be vital that we’re in a position to give remedies that insert measurable worth.”

Along with replaceable filters – which can seize 99.97 per cent of particles in the air – the mask has dual fans and a patented Respiratory Sensor which “detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly”.

“The fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless,” said the company in a statement.

Ergonomically designed based on extensive facial shape analysis, the mask apparently fits snugly on the user’s face to minimise air leakage around the nose and chin, and has a battery life of up to eight hours.

The wearable air purifier will be showcased at trade fair IFA Berlin throughout September.

As yet, an official launch date and price tag has not been confirmed.


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