Tech For Social Impact: AirLief Sells The First 500 Of Its Protective Masks

Please find here an update of Airlief, one of the WEAR Sustain teams.

The AirLief app does not only provide air quality information but also gives users practical tips on how to reduce their exposure to bad air. Today the app has more than 10k users in 68 countries. 

In the meantime, Zhivkov began work on another measure against air pollution – a mask to protect users against even the smallest types of fine Particulate Matter – PM 2.5. These particles are amongst the most dangerous ones as they are smaller than 2.5 micrometers are thereby able to bypass the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs. 

The idea for innovative protection against bad air originated a few years back at the Sofia Service Jam hackathon and was mostly funded by the EU WEAR Sustain Project. 23 months of work, 67 prototypes, and over 100 tests later, the AirLief mask is finally on the Bulgarian market as of November 2019. So far, over 500 people have already purchased one.