Necessity is the mother of invention… but iteration is the mother of innovation. The design brief for the face-mask has definitely changed a lot since March 2020 when the lockdown really began. You see, back in the first few months of the lockdown, the mask’s design brief was to be a better version of the N95 (a pretty achievable distinction if you ask me), but it’s different now. Face masks today need to compare with the face masks that launched last year. They need to be better than their previous selves, which becomes a bit of a challenge when you consider how these masks touted features like air-tight seals, replaceable N95 filters, fans, and comfortable silicone rings. That’s the challenge the purME Air faces… being better than its previous iteration that launched in August last year.
The purME Air tries to take things a step further by being a mask so capable, you could even exercise with it on. Its robust design is engineered to be smaller and lighter than its previous iteration, while including larger, more quiet fans on the inside. The fans control air-flow with up to 3 speed settings, mimicking the effects of a breeze within your mask. Air is passed through N95 filters both when it enters as well as exits the mask, ensuring purity throughout; and as a safety measure, each mask comes with built-in UV-C lights that sterilize the insides of the mask when you’re not wearing them. Overall, the purME Air weighs just 80 grams (that’s about as heavy as two AirPods cases), while occupying a smaller footprint on your face. It even comes with a more powerful battery, boasting of up to 8 hours of use.
While the purME from last year was born as a product of the pandemic and bad air quality, the purME Air builds on where its previous iteration left off. The purME Air retains the same N95-level protection for daily use while offering the ability to upgrade your filters to P100 level for extra protection, however, now the mask also offers the ability to put FFP1 level filters in, focused more on indoor or in-vehicle use. While the aforementioned filters targeted microparticles and pollutants, the FFP1 is much more breathable, and focuses on stopping microorganisms and allergens from entering. The outer plastic shell on the purME Air is removable, revealing the larger centrifugal fans on the inside that work harder (while keeping noise under 50dB) at circulating air, creating constant pressure within the mask… a fancy way of saying that the mask always remains breathable because of the air constantly passing through it. Another significant upgrade in this year’s mask is the inclusion of UV-C lights that work to self-sterilize the mask’s insides, instantly neutralizing any microorganisms residing on the surfaces of the mask and within the filters. The lights are powered by sensors that detect when the mask is off your face and kept laid down. Lift the mask up to wear it and the UV-C light automatically shut off, saving you the trouble of needing to wipe your mask down with a Kleenex. Weighing just 80 grams, the mask is significantly smaller and lighter than other fan-powered face-masks, while still sporting a silicone body that creates a protective seal around your nose and mouth. The purME Air even comes with around-the-head bands (as opposed to the around-ear bands from last year’s model) for better comfort, along with a power button and USB port right on the front for easier access.
In its second iteration, the purME Air narrows its vision to solve the problems we have ahead of us… from the pandemic itself to deteriorating air quality, allergens, or even other immunity-compromising microorganisms. Along with its focus on delivering clean air with replaceable, modular filters, the purME Air also focuses on making sure it’s more comfortable to wear for long hours. The silicone body creates an air-tight seal, preventing spectacle-fog, while the smaller form factor and head straps let you wear the mask for longer without feeling the fatigue. Moreover, the faster fans give you the freedom to wear the mask while exercising (both indoors and outdoors), and that 6-8 hour battery promises to get you through most of your day!
Designer: Ann Song
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purME Air – The World’s Most Breathable Face Mask
The purMe Air is a wearable air purifier with twin turbines to help you breathe safer and easier. In addition, it sterilizes your mask before and after each wear with its built-in UV-C light. And blocks out over 95% of microorganisms and pollutants with 3 protection level filters, from FFP1 to P100.
Patent-pending Constant Pressure Technology
The patent-pending constant pressure technology ensures effortless and safe breathing by keeping the pressure inside the mask constant.
Other powered masks draw in more air than you breathe out. purME Air ensures constant air pressure with twin innovative turbines bringing the same amount of air in and out. This prevents leakage of unfiltered air from over-pressure and makes your breathing simply effortless.
To adjust the airflow to your needs, purME Air offers 3 power levels: Choose the one that works for you and supplies you with enough fresh air, whether indoors, in the street, or while working out in a gym.
Complete Self-Cleaning in under 5 Minutes
With its built-in UV-C LED, purME Air will sanitize your mask for you whenever you aren’t wearing it. Simply turn it on before or after each wear and it will remove all the microorganisms and odor on the inside of the mask in under 5 minutes.
As UV-C light can be harmful to your skin, purME Air features an additional safety mechanism. To prevent your eyes and skin from UV exposure, purME Air features a safety switch to ensure UV light only turns on when you want. Turn it on when you take off your mask, and turn it off once you wear it.
One Mask, 3 Protection Levels
With its 3 modular protection levels, purME Air can replace all your existing masks. You choose whether you need 80%, 95%, or 99.9% protection depending on your environment and needs.
Choose between basic protection with the new FFP1 filter, higher protection with the KN95 filter, or maximum protection with the P100 filter through the adapter included.
purME HEPA Filters
The HEPA filters that come with your purME Air mask have been certified by third-party SGS Labs — the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company with nearly 100,000 employees in 2,600 offices around the world — to FFP1 and KN95 standards, both for filtration and airflow. Replace your HEPA filters every 14 days of use, and trust them to remove over 95% of pollutants at 0.3 microns.
Perfect Fit and Comfortable
Made of firm yet supple LFGB food grade silicone—free of organic vapor, heavy metals, and harmful residues—the silicone face mask not only ensures a perfect airtight fit to minimize air leakage but also seals tightly against your nose while you’re on the move.
With its folded-over seamless ergonomic design, the flexible silicone edge of the mask will sit comfortably on your face and never leave marks on it, even after hours of use.
You can use the over-head dynamic straps to easily adjust the mask to your head and keep it in place even during intense workouts.
purME Air is powered by a rechargeable battery stored inside. It offers 6-8 hours of operation, which is more than enough to protect you for the whole day.
Ultralight and One Size Fits All
purME Air comes in one size and fits most people above 12 thanks to its flexible materials and adjustable straps. Weighing at just 80g, go hiking, cycle to work, exercise at the gym or just take to the streets with almost no-mask feel.
Working prototype demo.
One-way airflow & constant pressure demo.
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