Forget a Standard Mask, This Wearable Air Purifier Is the Way Forward


Mask-wearing is becoming a regular part of life now, with face coverings mandatory in Victoria and recommended in New South Wales. But, LG Electronics has created a far superior option in the form of a wearable air purifying mask. Consider our reusable masks thoroughly shook.

LG recently unveiled its PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier at the IFA trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances in Berlin. The mask is certainly a game-changer and provides a new level of portable protection and gives “new meaning to clean personal air,” says LG.

The mask contains two replaceable H13 HEPA filters, similar to those used in the brand’s home air purifier products, which allows users to inhale filtered air.

The addition of a “Respiratory Sensor” detects the cycle and volume of your breath and adjusts the speed of the in-built fans accordingly. The fans speed up to assist air intake or slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing easier.

“The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is an exciting addition to our growing lineup of products designed to deliver meaningful health and hygiene benefits,” said Dan Song, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company, in a press release. “At a time when consumers are seeking ways to make life safer and more convenient, it’s important that we’re able to offer solutions that add measurable value.”

While the mask does look quite bulky, LG used “extensive facial shape analysis” to create the design, which fits snugly on the face and is comfortable enough to wear for hours on end. The battery within the device allows for eight hours of use on low mode or two hours on high.

The PuriCare mask also comes with a handy case that is equipped with UV-LED lights to kill harmful germs while also charging the mask. The case also connects to an LG mobile app and alerts you when the filters need to be replaced.

And, the pièce de résistance of the PuriCare mask is that every component of the device — from the filters to the ear straps — is replaceable and recyclable, making this an environmentally friendly solution as well.

According to LG, the PuriCare Air Purifier will “be available starting in the fourth quarter in select markets.” So, we’re not sure when you’ll be able to get your hands on this device but keep your eyes peeled.

LG is killing it in the world of new technologies, with the recent news of its Pra.L MediHair helmet that treats male pattern baldness. The device is currently in the testing phase but preliminary results look promising!

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