AiryTail is the concept of air purifier designed by Kanae Yamanaka, Kato Masaki, Morita Yoshiki e Sako Kentarō that you can wear just like a mask.
We all know that the air around busy roads is polluted with harmful particles and fine dust. There are many pedestrians, motorcyclists and residents around these areas who are exposed to pollutants every time they breathe. AirTail is designed just like an air purifier. The goal is to help improve the quality of what not only its users but also the people around them breathe.
The Panasonic project comes downstream of other studies, which to date have produced another prototype: in this case it is an air purifier integrated into a bicycle, Rolloe, of which I spoke in this post.
How the AiryTail "air purifier" mask works
AiryTail uses a "Dual Airflow System" to create two streams of air that send clean air to riders and others around them. The system works together to produce a great impact in cleaning the air despite limited individual contributions. It is a small but functional product that would support a better global environment.
The air purifier mask conceived by Panasonic is equipped with two filters that effectively capture atmospheric pollutants such as PM2,5, pollen e dust and only send clean air to the user. AiryTail receives air while riding and uses it to cool the area around the rider's neck.
One for thirty
A single rider wearing AiryTail can release clean, filtered air equivalent to the respiratory volume of approximately 30 people or approximately 14.000 liters of filtered air when driving at 30 km / h for one hour. Imagine if multiple riders wore this wearable air purifier. This would create a small but tangible positive impact on the surrounding environment. AiryTail also uses 99% UV filter and water repellent functions to increase driving comfort.
In the future, the AiryTail air purifier may also have gamification functions to encourage positive behaviors. Imagine a kind of "point system" that assigns credits and scores to motorcyclists based on the volume of air they have purified. Small bonuses to use to buy new filters, or sponsored products.