With the increase in industrialization and number of motor vehicles, it is inevitable that the air around us is going get really, really bad and while some can live with it, others may not be so lucky. In fact, no one should live with it because, bad air can potentially cause respiratory issue in long run. This is where Hexa Clean Air Supply Mask comes in. While air filtration mask with built-in fan isn’t new, Hexa is actually the first smart face mask that not only filtrates with powered airflow, but also monitors, in real-time, the air you breathe.
KOOLMASK, the Seattle-based company behind Hexa, claims that its invention can remove up to 97 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.01 microns. In addition, it is capable of blocking and deactivating up to 82 percent of bacteria and viruses. The magic lies in a replaceable, proprietary filter system that provides three layers of protection though a coarse particle filter, military-grade nano silver activated carbon fabric, and a fine particle filter as the last line of defense.
The filtration system should protect your respiratory system against everyday exhaust smokes from motor vehicles and industrial activities, allergens, and bacteria and viruses, while the two adjustable customize fans, capable of delivering up to 150 liters of clean air per minutes, ensure it does so without making your lower face all sweaty and musky. In other words, this device not only strips the air of harmful particles, thus making you easier to breathe, but it is also a mobile breeze creator of sort, so you’d feel comfy no matter how long you wear it.
There is one thing, though. Because the fans are powered, it needs to be hooked up to a USB battery pack. This result in a cable running down the bottom of the mask to wherever you have placed your power bank and if you ask me, it kind of looks like apocalypse now. Then again, with the air pollution we are facing today, it (apocalypse now) might very well be. The Hexa Smart Bundle comes with a smart control unit with built-in air sensor that will let you in on the air quality around you via LED lights. There’s also a companion which you can check on the air quality and with enough people contributing, you’d get a map of where bad air are in the vicinity.
KOOLMASK has taken to Kickstarter in hope to realize the product and so far, the response is quite promising. A pledge of $99-159 will secure yourself a unit (or bundle) if the campaign meets its set funding goal in the next 39 days or so.
Images courtesy of KOOLMASK.
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