A tech team in Chongqing is seeking investment for mass production of a device which they claim to be the world’s first wearable air purifier, according to tech blog leiphone.com.
The equipment looks similar to a headset and features an attached air outlet that rests below the nose. The team leader, Xu Zongyan, said the wearable air purifier is superior to smog masks, which ‘make people breath hard’ and pose risks of secondary pollution, ECNS relays.
The device can remove as much as 99.9 percent of PM 2.5, the main pollutant in the air and 90 percent of formaldehyde, according to the team. Its filter cartridge needn’t to be replaced, as it is washable.
The constant air volume offered by the device reaches three cubic meters per hour, twice the amount of air inhaled by an average breath.
With a high precision sensor, the device can be used to test air quality and users can check real-time data on an app.
The battery life on the device is about six hours, but the team says it’s trying to prolong the time to 10 hours.
The team is also trying to market it as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the regularly used bedazzled face masks. Does it look effective? Would you wear it?