In the fight against air pollution there have been many unique wearable air purifier designs that have come out of the brilliant minds of many creative inventors. These air purifiers that can be conveniently worn on the body to travel with us wherever we go are getting more stylish, high tech, and even fun to wear. So lets take a look at 5 innovative designs Electrolux Design Lab has in the works for clean air enthusiasts and maybe you might see something that catches your eye and ends up becoming a regular accessory for your apparel
Do you like bracelets? Then give Hand Tree a try. Its a personal air purifier that you wear on your wrist. It has as a sleek and lightweight design thats capable of taking the dirty air and purifying it. It utilizes a carbon filter that purifies the air of harmful chemicals, gases, and foul smells. Its ionizers also protect you from dust. It creates an atmosphere of clean air around your body with a perfume scent thats chosen by the wearer. The kit contains a charger and the battery can also be charged wirelessly using Qi (inductive power standard) tech. The battery and filter are conveniently located under the front panel. It has a touchscreen to utilize the menu bar for the operation and configuration of the device. Hand Tree also has body lights that change color to show the level of pollution. This thing has everything but the kitchen sink! When it hits the market you might think about adding this to your collection of accessories not only to look trendy but to clean the air as well.
Hand Tree in its charging station.
Hand Tree touchscreen for operation.
Filter and battery located under the front panel.
Hand Tree changing color to show pollution level.
Hand Tree in action purifying the wearer’s
Are you looking for a necklace that purifies the air but at the same time can be used as a fashion accessory? Then look no further because the OZ-1 can accomplish that. Not only does the portable air purifier allow you to choose different cover styles to personalize it but the device incorporates an ozone generator on the right side, which releases oxidants that counteract harmful gases and a HEPA filter on the left side that traps dust and other particles. OZ-1 can also remove cigarette smoke before it adheres to your clothing.
OZ-1 discreetly under the collar.
OZ-1’s ends joined together by magnets.
OZ-1 has removable and changeable HEPA filters.
OZ-1 has refillable perfume.
It also comes with different scent producing cartridges that you can choose from. Earth magnets have been inserted in the device to join its ends to give the appearance of being whole instead of separated. Whether you choose to wear it discreetly under your collar or overtly around your neck, OZ-1 is a winner in the fashionable, wearable air purification department for men and women alike!
Next is an air purification system that brings the entire family together in the fight against air pollution. This novel idea, named HERO, integrates gaming with air purification by utilizing three accessories consisting of glasses, gauntlet and rings. The glasses have a camera that scans the environment and detects areas with the most pollutants. The gauntlet, worn on the forearm and the rings, a single device that covers the four fingers of the hand, both emit ionization, ozone-generating and UV-C ray substances that terminate the pollutants. The gauntlet and rings emit the substances when they sense the muscle movements of the wearer. Through selected scenarios each participant is assigned an area to combat the pollutants with the gauntlet and rings.
The whole family enjoying HERO.
A women wearing HERO glasses, gauntlet and rings.
HERO is a great way to get the whole family involved in a fun activity that will inspire them to keep the indoor air clean, spend quality time with each other, and become heroes in the fight against air pollution!
Another wearable air purification device, called Airpin, looks like its fun for kids and adults alike. This small, portable accessory has the ability to purify the air and kill bacteria through its titanium dioxide filled capsule and UV LEDs located inside the device. The capsule is activated by gently squeezing the accessory. When the Airpins sensor detects polluted air it activates the UV LEDs that causes the titanium dioxide to produce a powerful oxidizing substance called OH, which purifies the air.
Airpin out on the street.
Airpin aglow in the night.
Airpin ready to go.
The UV LEDs and sensor are powered by a battery that can be charged by Wi-Fi. It also adheres to your clothing by 3-D printed microscopic hooks. The fun part of Airpin is that you can personalize it or design it. You just go to its official website through your computer or mobile phone and choose from three different upper cover designs, three different colors for the accessory body, and three different inner capsule colors. When youre done just click the Buy Now button, fill in the required information and pay. Airpin is a cool and fun way to clean the air. I can’t wait to wear one of these at night!
Air Purifier Pacifier
Lastly, I found this next device to be unique, beneficial and one that will cause pacification. Something parents will appreciate, not for themselves but for their babies. Im talking about the Air Purifier Pacifier! Yes, this air purifier, designed exclusively for babies, not only is a fashion accessory but cleans the air as well. The process is simple, when the pacifier is inserted in the babys mouth the temperature sensor, which is located in the mouthpiece, can sense a change in temperature and like a power button starts the air purification process. Your baby will aid in cleaning the air in his environment and yours but pacified at the same time. Lets face it, air purification and pacification never looked so good!
So there you have it. Five fashion accessories that look good on you but at the same time purify the air. These wearable air purifiers are still in the concept stages at Electrolux Design Lab but once they hit the market Im sure they will be the next wave in the air purification world. Just think about it, a world where all the people are joining in the fight against air pollution simply by wearing one of these cool devices. Thats something I cant wait to see.