A new mask unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas claims to offer 99.94% protection against Covid-19.
The Airxom mask uses an active air filter along with UV rays to destroy viruses and bacteria and other volatile compounds.
It is the first active respiratory protection mask that can filter out and destroy micro and nano particles. It connects to a battery pack that can be worn on a belt.
In addition to protection against Covid, the Airxom mask can also provide protection against bacteria along with nitrogen monoxide, toluene, benzene and other common pollutants.
The creators said the product has been years in development and was not spurred by the pandemic.
It is unknown if device will be released in Australia.
This article was written in collaboration with Tech Guide’s Stephen Fenech who travelled to Las Vegas with support from LG, Samsung and Hisense.