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LG Develops Battery-Run Face Mask with Air Purifier to Fight Covid-19

South Korean company LG Electronics has developed a battery-powered face mask to ensure fresh supply of air and address breathing complications.

The mask called PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, comes with two air filters – similar to those used in home air purifiers – and a special case that disinfects the mask with ultra-violet light.

“At a time when consumers are seeking ways to make life safer and more convenient, it’s important that we are able to offer solutions that add measureable value,” Dan Song, president of LG Electronics, said.

“The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier is an exciting addition to our growing line-up of products designed to deliver meaningful health and hygiene benefits,” he added.

The mask will be available in the fourth quarter of the year in select markets, according to the company. It did not disclose the price.

LG’s new mask comes with dual fans that allow users to take in clean and filtered air. They are fitted with patented respiratory sensors that detect the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjust fan speed accordingly.

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

The one-of-a-kind case can charge the mask and send notifications to Android and iOS mobile apps, when filters need to be replaced.

They come with lightweight 820 milliampere hours battery that offers up to eight hours of operation in low mode and two hours on high.

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