There's no denying that air pollution is everywhere. While some parts of the world seem to be taking steps backwards in implementing clean air solutions, we are now one step closer to having the option of wearing a smart mask that filters out air pollution and pathogens.
The Cambridge Mask Company has developed a mask that purifies the air you breathe through military grade filtration technology. The Smart Cambridge Mask filters out air pollutants and over 99 percent of viruses and bacteria.
It comes with an app that tracks the pollution around you, forecasts pollution, measures your filter levels, and tells you when to wear your mask.
According to the Cambridge Mask Company, 93% of us are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution on a daily basis. So as ridiculous as the mask might look while you're wearing it, it'll be filtering out particulate pollution like diesel emissions, gas pollution like petrol fumes and pathogens such as viruses and bacteria.
The mask has sensors and a Bluetooth low energy chip in the mask valve, so it'll tell you when you should be wearing it, for how long, and if it's affecting your breathing.
The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign with a $31,898 goal, and there are lots of designs to choose from. They come in a range of sizes from extra small to extra large.
Assuming the company reaches its funding goal, the Smart Cambridge Mask will be available globally starting October 2017.