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The Headphones Of The Future Can Purify The Air You Breathe

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Can your headphones or earbuds purify the air you breathe in?

Dyson’s first wearable device will be an over-the-ear pair of headphones that also function as an air purifier, according to the company.

Credit: Dyson

According to Dyson, the Dyson Zone compressors in the headphones take in air through filters and then project cleaned air via a visor to the user’s nose and mouth.

The Dyson Zone took six years to develop after the company analyzed over 500 prototypes. However, Dyson did not provide any pricing details. When will the device be made available?
Dyson believes that the Zone protects people from both air pollution and noise pollution as they go about their daily lives.

How does it work?

The Dyson Zone combats air pollution by using electrostatic filters to catch particles as small as 0.1 microns, while activated carbon filters remove the remaining 0.01 percent. The headphones’ high-fidelity audio sound and excellent active and passive noise cancellation tackle noise pollution.

Instead of making direct contact with your face, those massive earcups have unique fans that draw air into them via circular perforations and then push it out through a “visor” bar toward an air vent that sits just above your nose and mouth without contacting your skin. If you just want to listen to music on the Zone, you may remove the visor bar and use the headphones without the visor bar. The visor also includes hinges that enable you to swing it down and out of the way for conversations or even a cup of coffee in the morning.

Furthermore, the Zone’s filtration system offers a number of settings to suit varying degrees of exertion. It is vital to remember that whether running up a flight of stairs or waiting for a bus, your breathing will be heavier and you will need more oxygen. Accelerometers are also used in automated settings to change the airflow.

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