Face masks are in high demand all over the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, if a renowned brand comes up with a mask that acts as an air purifier too, it will certainly offer extra assurance to people. Well, South Korean Electronics Company LG has just done that by announcing its very first air purifier face mask. Dubbed PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, it is slated to make its debut next week at the IFA 2020 in Berlin.
LG has developed this wearable air purifier to offer a better and safe alternate to inconsistent homemade masks. Also, it is designed to address the issue of shortage of disposable masks as well. However, the main objective of these portable air purifier face masks is to provide clean and fresh air both inside and outdoors. The device comes with two battery-powered fans and a respiratory sensor. It is packed with two H13 HEPA filters that provide clean and filtered air to the user. On the other hand, the respiratory sensor keeps adjusting the fans speed by detecting the volume of user’s breath. The fan speeds up while you are inhaling and slows down during exhalation.
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier from LG comes with an ergonomic design that can fit on faces of all shapes and sizes. It settles on the wearer’s face in such a way that there is very less leakage around nose and the chin area. Thus, it can be worn for a long times of period and doesn’t cause any discomfort to the user. The dual fans are powered by an 820mAh battery that offers 8 hours of operation on low settings. On high settings, it offers 2 hours of battery-life.
The air purifying facemask is offered with a special case that feature UV-LED lights. Thus, not only the case kills harmful germs but also charges the mask. The facemask is scheduled to make its debut in September at the IFA 2020. There is no word on the price yet and LG has not clarified if this mask can offer protection against the coronavirus.
Via: LG Newsroom