Korean Electronics giant LG has created their own technologically-advanced, easy-to-wear, and reusable version – all of which allows you to breathe freely. called the LG PuriCare wearable air purifier, the design reflects its clean nature through its all-white form. internally, it enhances and shrinks innovations seen in their home products to fit on the face. and on top of that, when taken off, it comes with an accompanying case that kills harmful germs with UV-LED lights. The air purifying mask comes with twin H13 HEPA filters, multi-speed fans, and a UV-LED sterilizing case.
This aims to offer a new level of portable protection as it adapts the filters seen in their home air purifier products to fit on the face. This resolves the dilemma of homemade masks of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being both in short supply and bad for the environment. kitted on to the sides of the mask, two high-performance filters which are called HEPA filters and are replaceable with fans to help pull fresh air in from the outside. A patented “respiratory sensor” controls the speed of these fans, which speed up to assist as you breathe in and slow down to make it easier to breathe out and enable a supply of fresh, clean air indoors and out. The respiratory sensor detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual fans accordingly, to make breathing effortless. When the mask is taken off, it is put into the charging case which is flooded with UV LED lighting, capable of killing all germs.
its all-white design is ergonomically shaped based on extensive facial shape analysis. this ensures it fits snugly to minimize air leakage around the nose and chin, as well as be worn for hours. although seemingly large, the mask is relatively light as it features a lightweight 820mAh battery that offers between two and eight hours depending on usage in high or low mode.
However, the questions that arise: Does it effectively block COVID-19 infection? Does it effectively filter a COVID-19-infected wearer’s exhalations so they don’t infect others? How much does this thing weigh when strapped to your face? Can anyone hear you when you talk through it? The company declines to comment prior to certification and testing. Pricing, as on date is not disclosed and LG says that the mask will be available in selected markets from Q4.