AirPop today announced the world’s first smart Air Wearable – the Active+ Smart Mask with Halo sensor.
Built to help wearers get a deeper understanding of their respiratory health, the Halo sensor bridges the gap between outside air and internal respiration. With the ability to capture breathing-related data, and correlate that information with real-time data about air quality and location, the Halo sensor can accurately tell wearers when to replace their mask’s filter, and help wearers unlock new biometric data that can be useful during everyday use and sports activities.
The AirPop Halo sensor – which is integrated into the AirPop Active+ Smart Mask – works in tandem with the AirPop app, which uses data collected by the sensor to give a visual overview of the wearer’s breathing behavior, breathing cycles, and even the pollutants that the mask has blocked during use.
The Halo can also be used in Active Mode, which tracks metrics like breaths per minute, breaths per pace, and more – all of which can be seen straight from the Activity tab in the app. AirPop partnered with frog design, a leading global design and strategy consultancy, to rethink the design of our Halo app.
Because the sensor tracks the wearer’s breathing, the app can also notify the user when it’s time to replace AirPop’s snap-in filters, which block >99% PM0.3, including dust, allergens, particulate matter and microbial particles.
“We are incredibly excited to launch the Active+ Smart Mask with Halo sensor. This product embodies the AirPop mission – to help people better understand and take control of their respiratory health through a human-centered approach to design, science and technology,” said Chris Hosmer, Founder, AirPop. “I was inspired to start AirPop in 2015 because my daughter suffered a series of acute respiratory reactions to noxious air years earlier and the experience of feeling under informed and feeling helpless stayed with me. Since then, we have innovated a full range of adult and kids products for both high-performance and day-to-day use alike.”
Each of the four supplied AirPop filters come with a unique QR code that can be scanned by the AirPop app when it’s installed. This not only registers that a new filter has been inserted, but it also helps users ensure that they have a legitimate AirPop filter.
The Halo sensor connects to your Android or iOS device through Bluetooth, and the coin-cell battery lasts six months before needing to be replaced.
The AirPop app also supports sharing data via Apple HealthKit, and allows users to see their breathing data alongside other previously-collected health data.
AirPop is the world’s first Air Wearables company.
Since 2015, the company has harnessed filtration science and technology to build high-performance products that deliver unrivaled comfort and breathability for millions of people worldwide. AirPop masks deliver superior performance by solving three critical issues: fit, filtration and breathability.
The revolutionary mask design includes a patented seal ensuring a secure fit, while the 3D Air Dome increases airflow for better breathability and comfort. Furthermore, AirPop masks combine a 4-layer filter material to create a barrier down to 0.3 microns, and their filters deliver greater than 99% effectiveness.