PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier - LG introduced an electronic mask with an air purifier function
Traditionally, on the eve of the annual IFA 2020 exhibition, LG began to tell in advance about the new products that it will bring to Berlin. One of them was a portable air purifier, made in the form of a protective face mask.
And although the manufacturer does not mention the coronavirus pandemic in the announcement, it is obvious that this was the incentive to create such a product. The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier has sensors for detecting inhalation and exhalation, regulating the operation of two fans: when you inhale, the fans automatically accelerate, helping to suck in air, and when you exhale, they slow down to reduce the air resistance when you exit.
In front of each fan, H13 class HEPA filters are installed to capture small particles. LG said the wearable air purifier is intended as a replacement for homemade masks, as well as disposable ones that were in short supply earlier this year. However, the company does not claim that its mask helps slow the spread of the coronavirus. When asked by The Verge, the manufacturer did not give a clear answer to this question, noting that it is waiting for the completion of certification and testing of the device.
LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is powered by a battery capacity of 820 mAh. The stated operating time in low-power mode is 8 hours, and in high-power mode - 2 hours.
The release date and cost of the mask have not yet been announced.