Student designs wearable purifier to protect underground train users and improve air quality

A man wearing Aerate – a neck-worn air purifier designed to improve air quality for underground train users. Credit: Loughborough University

Commuters on underground trains worldwide may soon breathe easier, thanks to an invention by a Loughborough University student.

Mia Patterson Cox, a recent Industrial Design and Technology graduate (pictured below), has created “Aerate,” a neck-worn air purifier designed to improve air quality for underground train users by filtering out harmful particles present in the environment.
In underground train environments, PM2.5 levels often exceed World Health Organization defined limits. PM2.5 refers to particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in size—about 30 …
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