China and United States
Airpop has been advancing face mask technology since 2015 to protect people against airborne threats. They were created in response to the world’s air pollution problem, but hold new importance during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Air quality has been an issue for decades in many parts of the world. Human activity leads to an increase in pollution, and this impacts health. Poor air quality can cause dizziness and headaches, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and irritated throats. Over time, breathing polluted air can contribute to cancer, asthma, and heart issues.
Airpop, launched in 2015, is the world’s first air wearable company. They developed tech-enabled face masks that filter out airborne dangers to human health, with pollution as a big motivator. Now, however, masks have a new place in people’s lives. The global pandemic has normalised wearing face masks, with many countries opting to make them mandatory to slow the spread of Covid-19. As people become more comfortable with wearing masks, this behaviour could likely continue past the pandemic in response to other threats, such as air quality or flu season.
Airpop has a head start on companies being created in response to the pandemic. They have been advancing their fit, filtration, and smart connections for over five years.
Airpop sells different styles depending on the customer’s needs, and are available in different sizes. The masks are designed to create a pocket between the mask and the wearer’s nose and mouth to avoid the feeling of breathing being restricted that some masks cause. The active+ halo smart mask can monitor air quality, track filter life and breathing cycles.