LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier
  • LG has unveiled an air purifier built into a face mask.
  • It will officially showcase the mask at IFA 2020 in Berlin this month. 
  • The face masks have fans and filters, just like standard purifiers.
  • The mask comes in a special case equipped with UV-LED lights that promises to kill germs  - as well as charge it.  
  • The air purifier mask has a promised battery life of up to eight hours on low mode and two hours on high mode. 
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LG has promised a rechargeable air purifier face mask that can be sanitised using UV-LED lights after each use. 

The Korean electronics and appliances company unveiled the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier last week, but will officially showcase the portable gadget at IFA 2020, Europe’s biggest tech event which will be held in Berlin, Germany.

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier (Right side)

The mask “resolves the dilemma of homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being in short supply", at a time when the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic and starts to gradually ease lockdown restrictions, the company says.

“The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier employs two H13 HEPA filters, similar to the filters used in the company’s home air purifier products,” said the company.

All components of the mask – from the air filters down to the ear straps – can both be replaced and recycled.

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier

Respiratory sensor adjusts the speed of two fans fans according to how a user is breathing.

“The fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless,” said LG.

The mask has a supposedly airtight seal that prevents air leakage around the nose and chin area. It can be worn for hours on end, LG says, with a battery that lasts eight hours on low mode and two hours on high mode.

All masks come with a special case that is equipped with UV-LED lights that will "disinfect" your mask while it charges.

The wearable air purifier will be on the market starting in the fourth quarter – but it is not yet clear when it will be available in South Africa.

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