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LG Invents Air-Purifying, Chargeable Face Mask

13:00 August 30, 2020
By: Brittney Forbes

Just when we thought the future of tech couldn't get any better, LG released an electronic, air-purifying face mask.

The mobile device brand announced on Thursday that it will unveil its PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier at the 2020 IFA technology show, according to LG Newsroom.

In this age of the coronavirus pandemic, people are opting for the self-cleaning trend, with CASETiFY creating a UV sanitizer to disinfect your phone's surface, and gyms and locker rooms are using fogging machines for pristine cleaning of machinery.

LG ultimately changed the game when it comes to the way we breathe, with its mask having double high-quality HEPA and replaceable filters, which can kill 99.97 percent of air particles to .3 microns of its size, so users can take in "clean, filtered air," CNET reported. The mask also has 820mAh battery-powered fans that can last about two hours on high settings, and on low settings, the battery can last eight hours. The fans can adjust to the user's air intake to essentially make breathing "effortless."

Hopkins Medical says that reusable face masks with filters should be thrown away regularly, but LG's mask can be paired with the LG ThinQ app—available for iOS and Android—and can send users a notification of when it's time for the filters to be replaced "for peak performance," LG claims. Users can charge the face mask in a one-of-a-kind case for optimal disinfecting between each use.

While homemade masks protect against forward projection of air droplets, Medical News Today says that there is "significant side and top leakage."However, the LG PuriCare ear-strapped face mask will fit to the size of your face to reduce any air particle leakage.

President of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company Dan Song said that the mask is an addition to the "growing lineup of products designed to deliver meaningful health and hygiene benefits," to make consumers' "[lives] safer and more convenient."

The future is now, so if there's something you don't want to clean, odds are there is a machine out there to clean it for you.

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