LG Electronics has announced that it will be releasing an air-purifying mask called the PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier. It will become available for purchase in select markets starting in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“As a global leader in clean air solutions, LG has long been associated with healthy, hygienic life and this reputation has resulted in the creation of an entire new category of wearable air purifier technology to deliver a new level of portable protection,” the company said in a press release.
“LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier resolves the dilemma of homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being in short supply. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier employs two H13 HEPA filters, similar to the filters used in the company’s home air purifier products,” it added.
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Fox Business reported that dual fans will assist wearers when inhaling and reduce resistance when exhaling. The wearable will also have a respiratory sensor that “detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly.”
The 820mAh battery offers up to eight hours of operation in low mode. Meanwhile, it lasts two hours in high mode, the company explained.
“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. “At a time when consumers are seeking ways to make life safer and more convenient, Song also said. She added, “it’s important that we’re able to offer solutions that add measurable value.”