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Launch of New AIR+ Kids Protective Mask System
Features 23 Dec 2019
Together with Temasek Foundation, Innosparks — an ST Engineering Open Innovation Lab — launched the AIR+ Kids protective mask system. The mask comprises an N95 mask with an attachable ventilator, providing breathable comfort to N95-class protection for young children aged three to six years old.
Scientifically designed and engineered to fit the smaller facial profiles and breathing patterns of young children, AIR+ Kids is tested and benchmarked against European and American respiratory standards for protection against haze, PM2.5 particles, bacteria and viruses. The features of child-friendly innovations in AIR+ Kids include a 3D True-Fit mask shape that wraps around the face to provide an effective seal; wide and stretchable Flexi-Strap ear loops that minimise pressure on the ears, with a tear-to-adjust feature allowing for a more precise fit; and a smaller, lighter and quieter Nano Fan that removes trapped heat, moisture and carbon dioxide within the mask.
Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Chief Executive of Temasek Foundation Ecosperity, said, “Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and supports the development of solutions that improve liveability. We are happy that the AIR+ Kids product is now available as an option for families to protect their vulnerable younger children when they are outdoors facing the haze or other air pollutants. Temasek Foundation will continue to support and bring innovative research from the laboratory and into the marketplace and the community to enhance our quality of life.”
AIR+ Kids is an extension of Innosparks’ existing range of AIR+ respiratory masks for the family which provides proven respiratory protection for adults and children above seven years old. Since its launch in 2015, the award-winning AIR+ respiratory masks have been well-received by consumers locally and in overseas markets such as China and India.
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Innosparks is Singapore’s first engineering-based incubator and an Open Innovation Lab of ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. As a dynamic innovation platform and springboard to new and disruptive technologies, the Open Lab offers a pool of skilled engineers, beyond just advanced equipment and labs to support innovators in accelerating the development of their ideas to prototypes and products.
Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Collectively, our programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange, enhance regional capabilities, and advance science for a sustainable world. Temasek Foundation’s programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.temasekfoundation.org.sg.