World’s first attachable Micro Ventilator
Certified protection, maximum comfort
Dusseldorf, 27 October 2015 – Feeling hot and stuffy from wearing your protective mask at the workplace? Shortness of breath from wearing it too long? This could be a thing of the past with the AIR+ Smart Mask as it debuts at the A+A International Trade Fair, the largest trade fair for workplace safety and health.
The AIR+ Smart Mask combines two products – a protective mask (the Smart Mask) that is ergonomically designed for superior fit, and the world’s first attachable micro ventilator (the AIR+) that reduces the build-up of heat, moisture and carbon dioxide trapped inside protective masks after prolonged use at work. When used together, the AIR+ Smart Mask promises to eliminate the problem of discomfort in conventional mask usage, while delivering unrivalled comfort. The AIR+ Smart Mask is particularly recommended for use in the healthcare, construction, mining, as well as workers who work in environments that require protective masks.
The AIR+ Smart Mask is certified to the highest European standards EN149:2001+A1:2009.
Engineering a much-needed revolution in protective masks
“Taking a fresh look at existing masks and their limitations, we focused on improving fit and comfort for prolonged use, without compromising the level of protection. To do so, we applied our engineering and technical skill sets to challenge the status quo and invented what we can confidently say is the next generation of respirators,” said Mr Gareth Tang, General Manager of Innosparks, the company that developed and designed AIR+ Smart Mask. Innosparks is a company under leading integrated engineering group, ST Engineering.
Conventional masks available today do not address the persistent discomfort of extended mask use or the dangers of re-breathing exhaled carbon dioxide. In such masks, carbon dioxide concentration can be as high as 3% or 100 times, that of normal air. Wearers often suffer breathing difficulty due to humidity and heat, as well dizziness, reduced alertness and headaches, all of which are symptoms of re-breathing carbon dioxide. Making breathing comfort and ease a design goal, engineers at Innosparks developed the revolutionary AIR+ Smart Mask system.
The premium Smart Mask is designed to wrap around facial contours, with plush cushioning at the nose clip for added comfort. Engineers used 3D scanning to develop a comprehensive database of facial geometries, and a proprietary software algorithm to extract the key facial parameters to develop an ergonomic fit for adult faces.
The Smart Mask is available in three levels of protection - FFP1, FFP2, FFP3. All are compatible with the AIR+ Micro Ventilator.
Breathable cool comfort as you work
The innovative AIR+ is designed to maximise comfort while wearing the Smart Mask in harsh work conditions. The AIR+ snaps on to the Smart Mask, transforming the mask into one with better performance and comfort. A world’s first, the AIR+ extracts heat, moisture and accumulated CO2 from within the mask, while circulating cool and fresh air as you work.
The innovative AIR+ is lightweight and rechargeable by micro USB. It can reduce relative humidity inside the face by up to 40%, reduce temperature by up to 4oC and bring carbon dioxide levels within the mask down to a mere 0.08%.
Certified comfort. Maximum productivity
“The AIR+ Smart Mask is innovation in action. From what we know, it is the world’s first respiratory mask to offer such advanced means of protection for wearers. We have arrived at an elegant solution to close the gap in today’s protective masks, and make a difference in people’s lives,” Mr Tang added.
The AIR+ Smart Mask was launched in Singapore in April 2015, and quickly became one of the most sought-after masks during the country’s haze season in August-October. It received numerous positive reviews on blogs and in the media. In a product review by The Straits Times dated 14 October 2015, the AIR+ Smart Mask garnered a 5/5 rating in terms of comfort, design and product features.
Check out the AIR+ Smart Mask at Booth (11G12), A+A Trade Fair from 27- 30 October 2015.
To learn more about AIR+ Smart Mask, please visit www.airplus-asia.com.
Innovated in Singapore by Innosparks
The AIR+ Smart Mask is designed and innovated in Singapore by Innosparks, a member of ST Engineering.
ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd) is an integrated engineering group providing solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group reported revenue of $6.54b in FY2014 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index and MSCI Singapore. ST Engineering has about 23,000 employees worldwide, and over 100 subsidiaries and associated companies in 46 cities across 24 countries. Please visit www.stengg.com for more information.
If you would like to order or distribute the AIR+ Smart Mask in your country, please contact:
Tel: (65) 6660 3502
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 6722 1881