Many health officials and governments around the world encourage their citizens to wear masks in public. This is because of how easily the coronavirus spreads. Until a cure or vaccine can be found, it is best to wear a mask to protect yourself and the people around you.
Wearing a mask can be uncomfortable as it feels a little hot and makes breathing a little difficult, but LG believes they have the answer to that problem. The company, known as LG PuriCare, essentially created a battery-powered face mask with built-in fans.
According to LG, "With LG's latest advances in air purification, high-performance replaceable filters enable PuriCare Portable for fresh, clean indoor and outdoor air. With its dual fans and patented breathing sensor, LG's portable air purifier enables users to ingest clean, filtered air while the breathing 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 help air intake and slow down the resistance as you exhale to make breathing easier. “
The mask uses filters that can be changed if necessary, and the associated app actually notifies users when it thinks it might be time to do so. LG doesn't mention how much the mask will cost, but it is expected to be released in select markets in the fourth quarter of 2020.
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