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COVID-19: LG Introduces Its Air Purifying Wearable To The Public

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LG took a giant step to solve a problem created by the Coronavirus pandemic, by creating a battery powered air purifier mask.

As a trailblazer in global clean energy solutions, LG has shown how forward thinking it is by introducing what it calls the PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier.

In a press release by LG, the company states that:

“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.”

LG’s said its PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier uses a pair of replaceable filters, which is similar to what you would find in LG’s home range of air purifiers; pairing them with battery-powered fans to help you breathe well.

At the press conference held ahead of IFA 2020, LG avoided mentioning Covid-19, however it was implied that the PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier was made in response to the pandemic.

According to a post published on LG News Room on how LG’s latest advancement in air purifying technology works, it was stated that the:

“High-performance replaceable filters enable PuriCare wearable to supply fresh, clean air indoor and out. With its Dual Fans and patented Respiratory Sensor, LG’s wearable air purifier allows users to take in clean, filtered air while the Respiratory Sensor detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless.”

The device comes equipped with a case that helps maintain hygiene between its use. It also comes with UV-LED light that kill harmful germs.

The case also sends notification to the LG ThinQ app on Android and iOS when the filter needs to be replaced for improved performance.

LG had, in July, said that it would donate 2,000 units of the mask to a hospital in South Korea, hoping it would help the medical professionals fight the virus better.

Speaking on the company’s motivation, Dan Song, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company said:

“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 measureable value.”

At the time of announcing the device, LG did not mention when the device would be ready, and the price range, however, the company noted that it would be available in selected markets in the fourth quarter.

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