LG has ventured into personal protective equipment. The South Korean appliance company has unveiled plans to launch coronavirus related personal protective equipment. The company has unveiled an air-purifying mask. LG said that the facial accessory will be released soon. The mask will be designed in a way that delivers clean air. Besides, the company claims it will also make breathing easier. The air-purifying face mask will be battery-powered. The company has named it PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier. It said that the facial accessory will be available for purchase by the fourth quarter of 2020. It didn’t provide any specific date.
LG said that the wearable has two built-in H13 HEPA filters. These filters are similar to the filters used by the company to build its home air purifier products. The files can be replaced whenever needed. There are also dual fans present in the facial accessory. The three-speed fans help wearers when they inhale and exhale by reducing resistance. It has also a respiratory sensor. The sensor detects the cycle and volume of the breath and accordingly adjusts the fans. The mask is powered by an 820mAh battery. When used in low mode, it can last up to eight hours. When used in high mode, it can last up to two hours.
LG said that the mask can be charged through a carrying case. The case also sanitizes the masks with UV-LED lights. Meanwhile, there is also an option available to send notifications to users when filters are needed to be replaced. According to Seoul based electronics multinational, the LG ThinQ app for Android and iOS is compatible with sending alerts on when filters are to be replaced. The company has plans to show the new equipment at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The exhibition is one of the oldest and largest consumer tech and home appliance trade shows in the world. Meanwhile, LG has announced that it will donate 2,000 new masks to a Seoul hospital.