Let’s face it. For the foreseeable future, cinemas, malls, conventions, and concerts are just dead on arrival. Any sort of social phenomenon that requires groups of people in close-quarters is going to be a potential health risk; and while we try to get life back on track soon, we just aren’t equipped with the tools to completely safeguard us or change our behavior patterns. The BioVYZR, as strangely dystopian it may look, might just put us on a fast track to a more social future. More comfortable and definitely more protective than a face-mask, or a face-shield, the BioVYZR creates a ‘bubble of safety’ around you. It doesn’t sit around your nose and mouth like a mask, or guard your eyes like a clear visor… it just encapsulates your entire torso in a hazmat-suit-inspired bubble that keeps you ventilated and safe from airborne pathogens and germs.
There was a time, not too long ago, where wearing a face-mask in public seemed outright strange. The novel coronavirus seems to have shifted the Overton window to a point where wearing a mask isn’t a sign of paranoia, it’s a sign of being a good, compliant, health-conscious, and caring citizen. People at VYZR Technologies, however, realized that the mask, while it was a symbol of showing that you were a responsible citizen, wasn’t entirely protective. Wearing a mask kept your eyes vulnerable, and a face-shield still exposed parts of your face and head where the virus could get onto, before traveling to your hands and then your face after you took your mask off. The BioVYZR just prevents any sort of microorganism from even making it to your torso in the first place. It protects your face, your beard (if you have one like I do), and your hair. It’s as simple to wear as a helmet, and unlike a mask and face-shield, doesn’t feel uncomfortable after hours of wearing.
The BioVYZR is cutting-edge PPE made accessible to common folk like us. The unit comes with an anti-fog visor that extends from your face all the way down, to give you unmatched visibility on the front that doesn’t mist up with your breath. A neoprene vest lets you strap the visor in place, creating a literal safe-space around you, while a fan and air-filter at the back route fresh air to the inside of the space, kind of like a space-suit. The air-filter built into the BioVYZR gives you the purification of an N95 mask, without the suffocating feeling of a cloth strapped to your mouth, and creates positive air pressure within the visor, enabling easy breathing and pushing old air out to let fresh air in. The entire setup runs on a battery that lasts for 8-12 hours on a single charge, and a simple hanging loop built right onto the top of the visor lets you hang it up at home when you’re done using it.
I’ll say this outright… the BioVYZR is a bit of a culture shock, but that’s only because it puts personal comfort and protection above all. There aren’t too many cons to the design, aside from the fact that you can’t really look behind you without completely turning around – something that doesn’t seem like a major drawback in the grander scheme of things. The BioVYZR still does a pretty remarkable job of clearing your entire peripheral view, allowing you to look around, even downwards, without a face mask obstructing your vision or fogging up your glasses. Unlike face masks and shields, the BioVYZR sits resting on your shoulders like a backpack. The adult-size weighs 1250 grams (that’s half the weight of a full-face motorbike helmet), while the child-size tops off at just over 1050 grams, and wearing the BioVYZR doesn’t leave or cause any ‘mask lines’ around your nose and mouth. In fact, it doesn’t even ruffle your hairstyle, if that’s something you’re concerned about. Designed to allow you to be socially active without compromising on safety, the BioVYZR’s design eliminates germs (in the air or on your hands) from getting on your face. Yes, you may look a tad bit overcautious, but that can only be a good thing, right?
Designer: VYZR Technologies
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BioVYZR: Venture Out & Breathe Easy
The BioVYZR is an innovative Personal Protective Equipment that shields the wearer’s face and filters out the air you breathe. The patent-pending design physically protects you from airborne pathogens, allergens, and pollutants.
With its space-age aesthetic, the BioVYZR 1.0 is a stark departure from other types of Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), a type of PPE traditionally reserved for industrial and healthcare settings. “The problem,” Al-Qaysi, one of the founders, explains, “is that a PAPR can cost around $1,800. The BioVYZRs we’re making will retail for one-tenth of that. The fact that they’re effective, practical, and affordable make our BioVYZRs a game-changer in the field of PPE.”
The BioVYZR’s proprietary structure provides 360-degrees of protection to shield the wearer on all sides. It has a large face shield that offers spectacular optical clarity with an anti-fog surface. Its air purifying system employs a motor-powered fan to draw outside air through two N95 filters. It also filters exiting air to ensure no airborne pathogens get out from under the hood of the BioVYZR.
Another way the BioVYZR offers protection is by blocking the wearer from inadvertently touching their face, protecting their eyes, mouth, and nose from contact with contaminated hands or fomites.
A battery-powered motor fan pushes air into the BioBYZR, creating positive pressure inside the BioVYZR’s hood. This positive pressure pushes out exhaled air from inside through two filtering air vents. Inflowing air passes through a N95 filter to remove up to 95% of particulate matter from the inflowing air. This includes, but is not limited to, aerosol-transmitted pathogens, mist droplets, pollen, dust, soot, and pet dander.
It’s important to keep in mind that if infectious particles are caught in the filters, it is important to take precautions when replacing the filters to avoid contamination. Your BioVYZR will come with detailed instructions on how to safely replace and dispose of used filters.
Even though COVID-19 virions (virus particles) are only .1 microns in diameter, they’re often transmitted through airborne respiratory droplets expelled from the mouth and nose. These infectious droplets can range from 10–100 µm (microns) and will not pass through N95 filters.
When used in a healthcare setting, their medical BioVYZRs have distinct benefits that go beyond superior protection. These include, but are not limited to:
– Not requiring a full face seal to be effective (like masks)
– Preventing inadvertent face touching and cross-contamination
– Not obstructing the face and mouth for better communication
– Facilitating patient interactions and close-proximity care
– They can be worn all day long, inside and out of the hospital
– They come with disposable sterile covers that can be safely donned/doffed
– Their filters can last much longer than N95 masks and require
– Less handling (for replacement)
– Lightweight and comfortable
– Can be worn over any outfit
– Fitted neoprene vest
– Doesn’t touch your hair
– Stabilizing chest strap
– Waterproof and windproof
– Seam sealed for enhanced rain protection
– Moisture control liner
– UV-Blocking visor underside
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