Everyone knows riding a motorcycle (or a bicycle) on city streets exposes the rider to a lot of air pollution. Shellios Technolabs of India presents a solution for the motorcycle rider in the form of a helmet that provides filtered air.
Called the Shellios Puros, this takes the form of a standard motorcycle full-face helmet, in this case BIS IS:4151 Indian safety standard certified lid, and attaches a fan unit at the rear. The fan draws air from the rear of the helmet through a H13 Grade HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter and feeds it to the front while a chin curtain limits entry of outside air.
A duct inside the helmet flows filtered air to the rider’s face and Shellios claims the air is filtered down to 99% efficiency or PM 2.5 and the filter. Testing by a National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) India certified laboratory found the helmet reduces pollution exposure by more than 80%.
The fan is powered by a lithium-ion battery with micro USB charging port although battery life and helmet weight information was not provided. The Shellios Puros has two shell sizes – M and L – and five colour options, while price is listed as 4,500 Indian rupees (RM253) and replacement filters at 200 rupees (RM11) with the EJEAS E-1 Bluetooth headset priced at 2,500 rupees (RM140).
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