LG has announced a rechargeable mask. IT Market

LG has announced a rechargeable mask. IT Market

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Sergei Dragun | 08/27/2020

The mask purifies the air and is equipped with two ventilators for easier breathing.

LG has officially announced a portable air purifier that wears on the face like a mask. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier uses a pair of replacement filters and two battery fans
to facilitate breathing. The speed of the fans is regulated by sensors – they detect inhalation and exhalation and increase or decrease the speed.

In its announcement, the company does not mention COVID-19, but implies that the mask is designed in response to it. LG says the wearable air purifier is designed to replace homemade and
disposable masks that some people wear.

Back in July, when LG first announced the mask, the company promised to donate 2,000 devices to a university hospital in Seoul. Such masks are easier for doctors to wear for several hours at a time.

It’s important to note that LG’s press release doesn’t say the mask is slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends against the use of masks with exhalation valves or vents to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as
how they do not filter the air during exhalation and the carrier of bacteria in such a mask infects those who are nearby.

Batteries are required to power the motorized fans. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier has an 820 mAh battery that provides up to eight hours of operation in low
power consumption and two hours in high mode.

The mask will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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