The New Normal:
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The COVID-19 pandemic has surely brought some weird changes to our lifestyle. One such thing is the advent of face masks. With the given situation, it is safe to assume that even after the pandemic gets over, face masks are set to remain in usage.
Rising to the occasion:
LG, the South Korean conglomerate, has unveiled a portable air purifier face mask. Named PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, it uses replaceable filters akin to that of filters found in LG’s range of air purifiers for home. It is paired with battery-powered fans to help you breathe. This is surely a one-of-a-kind gadget. The pricing is yet to be released and will be available only in selected markets.
According to LG, the wearable air purifier is designed to sort out the quandary surrounding the inconsistent quality and the mean of disposing of the conventional masks.
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier consists of two H13 HEPA filters, the same filters that are used in LG’s home air purifiers. These high-performance replaceable filters ensure a clean and fresh supply of air, in and out. It also comes with LG’s patented Respiratory Sensor and Dual Fans.
PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier-In detail:
The Dual Fans allows users to inhale filtered air, while the respiratory sensor adjusts the speeds of the Dual Fans, according to the volume of the user’s breath. The Dual Fans have a three-stage action. For a trouble-free breathing experience, the Dual Fans adjust automatically during inhale and exhale of air.
An 820mAh battery helps in the optimum working of the air purifier. As claimed by LG, the battery can last up to 8 hours in low mode and 2 hours in high mode.
The device also comes with UV-LED lights, which kills harmful germs and is also capable of charging the mask. As well as sending notifications to LG’s ThinQ mobile application, available on Android and iOS.
When LG first announced the mask back in July. It said it would be donating 2000 copies of the air purifier to a university hospital in Seoul. As a token of help to the medical staff, amid the pandemic.
LG is yet to release a statement regarding whether the mask will be able to protect the users from the Coronavirus. But has promised to give in full details once the testing is done and is certified.