However, wearing a mask can be uncomfortable as it can feel a bit hot and might make it a bit harder to breathe, but LG thinks that they have the answer to that problem. Dubbed the LG PuriCare, the company has essentially created a battery-powered face mask that comes with built-in fans.
According to LG, “Employing LG’s latest advancements in air purification, 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 mask will use filters that can be changed when needed, and the accompanying app will actually notify users when it thinks it might be time to do so. LG does not mention how much the mask costs, but it is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020 in select markets.