Battery operated face mask tries to fight COVID and foggy glasses

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The mask comes with a case that charges the battery and disinfects the mask with UV light.

Seoul:

A South Korean company invented a battery operated filtered face mask to reduce annoying problems associated with traditional designs such as breathing difficulties and fogged glasses.

PuriCare Wearable from LG Electronics is available in one size and weighs as much as ski goggles. It has two fans and highly efficient particle air filters that clean the incoming air and exhale the exhaled breath.

With authorities increasingly demanding the public use of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, manufacturers have turned their attention to making such devices more comfortable without compromising safety.

Problems mask wearers face include difficulty breathing and foggy glasses when warm breath escapes from the top of the mask towards the eyes.

“Breathing is the biggest problem with wearing a face mask, and single-use masks come with a huge environmental cost,” Choi Yoon-hee, senior official of LG Electronics’ air solutions product team, told Reuters.

The mask comes with a case that charges the battery and disinfects the mask with UV light.

The device will be available in select markets in the fourth quarter. LG has yet to set a price.

According to LG, the mask has a battery life of around eight hours at low power settings and two hours at the highest setting.

(This story was not edited by GossipMantri staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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