LG is releasing a ‘wearable air purifier’
Clearly, the most surprising thing about PuriCare is that many technology companies have not launched the same product in recent months. LG is announcing it as part of the upcoming IFA press conference in Berlin – although the company prefers to be present at this year’s show.
There’s a lot going on in the press release of the “wearable air purifier.” As it notes, “LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier solves the problem of home-made surface that may not be compatible with defective disposal masks. The PuriCare Wearable Air purifier uses two H13 HEPA filters, similar to the filters used in the company’s home air purification products.”
The company seems to be getting out of hand not to mention COVID-19. After all, certain health claims are often subject to different laws. It is true, of course, that masks, in various places, were in short supply during the epidemic. And it is likely that this was the case with LG when he began to press the idea honestly.
That said, and you should be aware that even professionally made masks offer a wide range of anti-virus functions. There are many questions here. First, the filter and the question of how it can work on all the wearers and the people around them. Lastly, after all, it’s a real struggle to wear a mask – to protect people around you.
LG’s response to the COVID-19 question postpones future approval; “We are waiting until further testing is completed before we share the full details.” We hope to find some concrete answers before it goes on sale in the “fourth quarter of select markets.” While there are certainly non-coronavirus-related reasons for wearing a mask, including dirt and other environmental contaminants.
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Another thing to ask is what happens when the battery drops. The mask is capable of operating eight hours “down” and two hours “up,” in line with the 820mAh on-board battery, according to figures from LG. But things do happen. Sometimes you go out longer than expected, or you may have forgotten to charge it in full before leaving the house.
There are two H13 HEPA filters on the board, similar to the environment the company uses for its home air filter system. There are also UV-LED lights designed to kill germs – an extra level of protection in addition to the filing system. In addition to the home filtration systems listed above, LG also produces UV light strips for disinfection. The company was already working on many of these things and clearly saw an opportunity to invest in it.
There is a good minimum of on-board technology, including the ability to control the speed of filtering based on airflow. Are you over? Almost exactly. From the looks of the pictures, it is also difficult. And then there is the issue of price that is still unknown.