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Battery-powered mask aims to fight coronavirus and foggy glasses

The Japan Times

Seoul – A South Korean company has invented a battery-powered filtered face mask designed to reduce annoying problems associated with conventional designs, such as breathing difficulties and fogged-up glasses. LG Electronics' PuriCare Wearable, which comes in one size and weighs as much as a pair of ski goggles, features two fans and high-efficiency particle air filters that clean air coming in and exhaled breath going out. As authorities increasingly urge the public use of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, manufacturers have turned their attention to making such gear more comfortable without compromising safety. Among problems mask wearers face are breathing difficulties and fogged-up glasses as the warm breath escapes from the top of the mask toward the eyes. "Breathing is the biggest concern when it comes to wearing a face mask and disposable masks come with a huge environment cost," said Choi Yoon-hee, a senior official at LG Electronics' air solution product team.


These Clark Kent glasses will keep you connected to all your devices

Mashable

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Prolonged exposure to the screens can be dangerous for our eyes. Subjecting them to the blue light waves from our TVs, screens, and computers can cause eye fatigue, blurred vision, and other nasty effects. Of course, knowing all this doesn't help when we spend most of our days making calls on our phones, sending Slack messages on our computers, or even just watching old episodes of The Office on Netflix. Luckily, this new bespectacled Kickstarter project aims to reduce your screen time and the harm that it can cause without disconnecting you from your devices.


Itchy Nose smart glasses let you control your phone

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A pair of'Itchy' concept glasses could become the next big thing in remote controlling your gadgets. Experts have come up with smart specs, called the'Itchy Nose', that can interpret the way you touch your nose to allow you to reject a call, pause a video, or skip a song. The unusual design is aimed at helping people avoid committing a number of very modern social faux pas, including reaching for phones when conversing with others. A pair of concept sunglasses could become the next big thing in remote controlling your gadgets and gizmos. EOG sensors are normally used to measure electrical signals in and around the eyes, and have been used in the movie industry to capture a CGI actor's facial expression.


Rokid's AR glasses are janky as hell, but they have to start somewhere

Engadget

Rokid's AR glasses aren't ready for public consumption, but the company is releasing them this year anyway. Rokid is an AI company based in China and it's made a name for itself building smart home products, but its latest gadget is a pair of frames that aim to be the AR glasses of our sci-fi dreams. Right now, however, their functionality is limited.