LG introduces the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier—a battery-powered air purifier that you can wear as a mask. The mask gives off big ‘Bane from The Dark Knight Rises‘ vibes, but in hindsight the villain had the right idea.
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier employs two H13 HEPA filters, which is similar to the filters used in the company’s home air purifier products. The filters are replaceable and recyclable, and they additionally have dual fans and LG’s patented Respiratory Sensor.
Their Respiratory Sensor detects the cycle and volume of your breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The dual fans also automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling.
As for the Bane-ish design, the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is created to fit snugly on your face to minimise air leakage around the nose and chin. LG also claims that the design also makes it possible to wear the unit comfortably for hours on end.
It has a lightweight 820mAh battery, which offers up to eight hours of operation in low mode and two hours on high at a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. However, results might vary in hotter climates like in Malaysia.
The air purifier mask is equipped with UV-LED lights that kills harmful germs. It also has one-of-a-kind case that charges the mask and sends a notification to the LG ThinQ mobile app (Android, iOS) when the filters need to be replaced for peak performance.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S., recommends against the use of masks with valves or vents if you want to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These masks usually don’t filter out expelled respiratory droplets that could possibly infect people around you.
LG didn’t say when the mask will release or how much it will cost. But they will present a virtual exhibition at IFA 2020 throughout the month of September to showcase the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier.