New Delhi, Feb. 25: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi startup Nanoclean Global has launched world's smallest wearable air purifier Naso95, which is at par effective to an N95 grade face mask. It is helpful in combat of air pollution, allergens, bacteria, and viruses.
Nanoclean Global has launched the world's smallest wearable air purifier Naso95, which is at par effective to an N95 grade face mask. It is helpful in combating air pollution, allergens, bacteria, and viruses.
Naso95 is an N95 grade nasal filter. It sticks to the user's nasal orifice and prevents bacteria, viral infection, pollen, and air pollution. A person using Naso95 is more protected than a generic face mask or a loosely fitted face mask. This would give the user higher protection than a facemask even during the pandemic, said Prateek Sharma, Managing Director, Nanoclean (Nasofilters).
In the past two years of the pandemic, it is commonly observed that the face mask is pulled down the nose knowingly or unknowingly. The nose is the primary organ in the human body for getting infected as it has proteins like ACE2, TMPRSS2, etc.
So protecting the nose is non-negotiable. Unlike a face mask, Naso95 doesn't compromise your comfort levels and conveniently solves this global problem. And even a 5-year-old can use it.
The product has been tested and certified by national and international labs for safety and efficiency. This wearable air purifier comes in different sizes, i.e. small, medium, large and kids size. Every 6th child in India has asthma or some respiratory disease because of not fully developed lungs. Kids who are more prone to airborne infections and air pollution can use this product, and that too without discomfort, say researchers.
The launch ceremony at IIT Delhi observed a gathering from doctors and Government officials. Rajesh Kumar Pathak, IP & TAFS cadre, Secretary Technology Development Board (TDB), Government of India, appreciated the startup's work and used the Naso95. He found it convenient to use and comfortable. Pathak mentioned the product can benefit society and should be used by all age groups. Also, the TDB would like to support the startup to take the product to the masses.
Dr MC Mishra, Former Director, AIIMS, Delhi, said air pollution is a much bigger problem than viruses. Lung cancer remains the leading form of cancer, and a product like Naso95 can effectively address respiratory illnesses in metro cities.
During the pandemic, the product can especially come in handy in places where one has to pull down for identification, e.g. airports, security checks etc. (India Science Wire)