It’s both terrifying and concerning when we factor in how fast germs can spread, pandemic withstanding. A simple sneeze travels about 100MPH, and while the rest of the world is faithfully sharing mask-wearing duties to halt that saliva from spreading everywhere, America’s stubbornness and aversion toward masks may help in the nation seeing up to 300,000 COVID-19 related deaths by the end of the year. Big yikes.
But hey, there soon may be a technology-forward way to approach purifying the air around you while in public, thanks to LG. The Korean-based company has officially unveiled the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, a mask that features a pair of three-speed fans and HEPA-style filters built right into it. The device is smart as hell, with the ability to detect how fast you breathe using a “respiratory sensor” that will adjust its fan speed to keep up with your pace. This device will allow users to breathe clean, fresh air, according to LG.
One a single charge, the mask will offer eight hours of battery life on its low setting, and two hours on high. It’s designed to minimize air leakage around the nose and chin and is expected to be worn by a person for hours. It’s also equipped with a UV-LED light that will kill harmful germs. In addition to being safe and comfortable, LG has also made the mask “environmentally responsible,” meaning every part of the LG PuriCare Wearable is replaceable and recycle.
No word on when this thing will debut or how much it’ll run your pockets up, but expect some news to hit during LG’s IFA 2020 event.