A new line of accessories and technologies have cropped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And where face masks have become the new normal, LG has released a hi-tech device that makes breathing easier. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier aims to give users a heightened sense of security thanks to two H13 HEPA filters, dual fans, and a respiratory sensor.
“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,” explains Dan Song, president of LG Electronics.
The device is essentially one of LG’s PuriCare Air Purifiers that can be strapped to your face. The company already uses them in its range of home air purifiers to help clean the air and advertise the ability to block 99.95% of airborne viruses and bacteria from reaching your mouth and nose. Thanks to a patented respiratory sensor, the face mask picks up on a user’s breathing patterns and adjusts the fans accordingly so that respiration is seamless. The three-speed fans speed up to assist in the air intake and slow down to reduce resistance.
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is also designed for hygiene thanks to germ-killing UV-LED lights incorporated into the case. Adding to the technology, the case can charge the mask and send notifications to the LG ThinQ mobile app when the filters need to be replaced. As you might have guessed by now, the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier has electronics that need to be powered to work, provided by a built-in rechargeable 820 mAh battery. It should provide up to eight hours of usage on low, and just two hours of usage on high, however.
LG’s PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier might seem like overkill when ordinary face masks will do, but this device leaves fewer excuses for those who argue about the difficulty of breathing while when wearing one. The wearable device is launching in key regions in Asia and the Middle East, with no word yet on wider availability or price for that matter.