Estonian tech firm creates wearable air purifier

Estonian tech company Respiray on Monday launched a wearable air purifier it says can kill more than 99% of viruses and bacteria in the air inhaled by the wearer using ultraviolet light.

Video Transcript

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

ROBERT ARUS: It sucks in air from the bottom part where there is an intake filter to remove larger dust particles. And after that the air is led through our patent pending disinfection modules which inactivate viruses and bacteria. And after that it blows air towards your face at a maximum speed of 55 liters per minute.

[NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

This is a non-medical device, so this is not meant for, like, let's say, a doctor to wear but in an environment where the concentration of viruses or the potential danger is not that high, I think, yes, this device can replace regular face masks.

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]