In a world where air pollution causes an estimated 7 million deaths annually, the fashion and health worlds are colliding to bring us products that not only make us look good, but also keep us safe. Aō Air has recently unveiled its Atmōs face mask — a high-tech, futuristic mask that wraps comfortably around the face while purifying the air you breathe.
Recently unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the Atmōs face mask has been proven to provide up to 50 times better air quality than the top anti-pollution masks on the market. In fact, although most air pollution masks can help reduce the amount of particulate matter that enters your airways, they typically don’t seal properly around the mouth and nose areas, which greatly reduces their effectiveness.
The Atmōs mask was designed with a special proprietary design technology called PositivAir that eliminated the need for an uncomfortable seal. Instead, multiple tiny fans within the device, which wraps comfortably around the lower half of the face, guide pure, filtered air directly into the nose and mouth. This system provides as much as 240 liters of clean air per minute. The state-of-the-art system channels the air you exhale directly out of the mask, which avoids fogging up the front window. Additionally, Atmōs has embedded Bluetooth technology that constantly tracks your respiratory activity in order to adapt the mask’s performance to ensure optimal air filtration under any circumstances.
According to the company, although Atmōs, which retails for $350, has already been used as a futuristic accessory on more than a few fashion runways, the face mask is an innovative device specifically designed for medical professionals, first responders and firefighters. With the current outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, people around the world are investing in masks to reduce their exposure not only to air pollutants but also airborne pathogens that threaten health. The demand for masks will likely become greater overtime, making this design more important than ever.
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