LG launches electronic mask with fans and UV disinfection

Since March of this year until God knows when, an element that many of us had never used, such as masks, have become something necessary, recommended and / or required – depending on the country – in the West. And there are them to use and throw away, as a filter, to be able to use for a few hours, several days, a specific number of washes … But they also take advantage of technology, such as the Xiaomi Youpin Q5S Electric Anti haze Sterilizing Mask that we met a few months ago.

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier

But in the face of a new and interesting market such as that of electric / electronic masks, it is normal for other brands to sign up. And that is what the Korean LG has done with its PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, a mask that wears 2 HEPA H13 filters, similar to the filters used in LG’s home air purification products. These high performance replaceable filters they allow the mask to “supply fresh, clean air both indoors and outdoors.”

Riding dual ventilators and a patented respiratory sensor, the ‘wearable’ mask allows users to breathe clean, filtered air while the respiratory sensor detects the user’s breath cycle and volume. and adjust the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The fans are automatically revved up to aid air intake and slow down to reduce resistance as you exhale to make breathing easier.

Respiratory sensor and breath adjustment

With an ergonomic design, LG PuriCare Wearable adjusts to minimize air leakage around the nose and chin. The design also allows you to wear it comfortably for hours as it rides too a lightweight 820mAh battery that offers up to 8 hours of operation in low mode and 2 hours in high mode.

And to avoid having to disassemble it after each use and clean it, The mask comes with a case equipped with UV-LED lights that kill germs. In fact, the case is used to charge the mask and send a notification to the LG ThinQ mobile app (Android / iOS) when filters need to be replaced for maximum performance.

Efficiency level

But what level of efficiency are we talking about? Is this mask as effective as KN95 certified ones? Is it more? With such a design -double filters, fans, etc.-, it is conceivable that it is the most efficient on the market, but LG has not commented on this aspect yet, nor on the price, two things that we will have to wait for its presentation at the IFA 2020 fair in Berlin that will be held in a week.