LG unveils an air purifier that you can wear as a mask

Launching at IFA 2020

LG has unveiled a new piece of technology that will surely be helpful in these times: a personal mask that doubles as an air purifier.

Unveiled ahead of this year’s IFA, the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier resolves the dilemma of homemade masks being of inconsistent quality and disposal masks being in short supply. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier employs two H13 HEPA filters, similar to the filters used in the company’s home air purifier products.

“The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is an exciting addition to our growing lineup of products designed to deliver meaningful health and hygiene benefits,” said Dan Song, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “At a time when consumers are seeking ways to make life safer and more convenient, it’s important that we’re able to offer solutions that add measurable value.”

LG’s new wearable is ergonomically designed based on extensive facial shape analysis and fits snugly on the user’s face to minimize air leakage around the nose and chin. The design also makes it possible to wear the unit comfortably for hours on end. The efficient and lightweight 820mAh battery offers up to eight hours of operation in low mode and two hours on high setting.

It also comes with a case that helps maintain hygiene between uses. It features UV-LED lights that can kill harmful germs and send a notification to the LG ThinQ mobile app (available via Android and iOS) when the filters need to be replaced for peak performance. The company also touts its environmentally responsible solution with all parts of the mask being replaceable and recyclable.

The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier has no price nor availability yet, and we do hope to see it in our shores soon.

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