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Smart Face Mask Tracks Your Breathing And Can Be Worn While Exercising
By Izza Sofia, 14 Jan 2021
Image via AirPop
A company called AirPop has designed a smart mask that can study breathing habits and filter quality.
The AirPop Active+ Smart Mask has a sensor, which is called the Halo, which measures your rate of breathing while monitoring the filter installed in the mask.
The filter is designed to block dust, allergens and particles, though it has a a limited lifespan. However, you’ll know when it’s time to replace it as the sensor will send an alert to the accompanying app.
The Halo sensor is located in the little knob on the front of the mask. It is powered by a cell battery that can last up to six months before it will call for a replacement. The Halo is connected to Android or iOS devices via Bluetooth.
It is capable of tracking fitness metrics such as breaths per minute, the volume of air passing through it, the pollutants that the mask has blocked and how long you’ve been donning the mask each day.
The mask also provides advice on air quality of that area and accompanying data for when the mask is worn during exercising. The health data it collects can be shared via Apple HealthKit.
AirPop also claims that its washable mask has four-layer filters that remove bacteria and particles.
The AirPop Active+ Smart Mask will set you back US$150 and you can purchase it on AirPop’s own website.
[via Mashable, cover image via AirPop]
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