LG Electronics (LG) has created an air purifier mask which will go on sale later this year.
The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier employs two H13 HEPA Filters similar to the filters used in the company’s home air purifier products.
It runs on 820mAh battery, offering up to eight hours of operation in low mode and two hours on high.
The design also makes it possible to wear the unit comfortably for hours on end, the makers say.
What’s more, it comes with a case that helps maintain hygiene between uses. Equipped with UV-LED lights that kills harmful germs, the case can even charge the mask and sends a notification to the LG ThinQ mobile app (Android/iOS) when the filters need to be replaced for peak performance.
And because every component - from the filters to the ear straps - is replaceable and recyclable, it’s an environmentally-responsible solution as well, LG says.
The price has not been announced. Designers suggest it resolves the dilemma of homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and using environmentally-unfriendly disposal masks.