About this project
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SANITIZE WHERE PURIFIER CAN'T
The 2003 SARS epidemic caught Hong Kong by surprise; there were no effective air sanitization technologies. Common filters can trap the larger microbes and particulates but not virus, and trapping has no sanitation effect. The filter-less Plascide is a recent breakthrough in technology to mitigate airborne cross-infection.
Introducing the palm size cordless air sanitizer that brings active germicide performance without compromise
Air Halo is the first cordless mobile air sanitizer that is powered by Plascide reactors
Plascide is an innovative and time tested plasma technology that requires no exotic or expensive filters
Be content that Air Halo has your well-being in hand
Harness the power of Plascide's micro-lightning by utilizing plasma to destroy Germs & VOCs with no filters and releasing no ions or plasma into the airspace. Micro-lightning is able to sanitize air with a speed many times faster than other technology such as UV. An electrical powered, filter-less technology requiring no replacement of expensive filters or exotic materials.
An active sanitizer has the versatility to adapt to the demands of the user, with two power levels. "Normal" mode for every day use, a "Boost" mode for when you need the extra power for those demanding situations.
Freedom is never static, whether you are off-grid or in motion, always have 3hrs of cordless operation.
Never have charging concerns with the universal USB socket, compatible with USB external battery and mobile device accessories.
Have you noticed some things are just innately familiar that requires no explanation? Like when you grab a cup of coffee, a torch or a portable speaker, you intuitively know how to hold it and which way it should be held. We built upon established familiarity to create a deliberate design yet encompass the philosophy of "Form Follows Function".
Take advantage of the most universal storage provided by most locations and transportation: The cup holder. Optimized to all major cup holders, giving you the freedom to do more important things, whether you are driving, waiting at a lounge or on a flight.
Air Halo envisioned design is to seamlessly join two units into one, that work in harmony and when the situation requires can be separated back into two individual units to provide the same protection to those you care for.
Time Tested Technology
The performance of Plascide technology has been verified (including China CDC, Hong Kong University and SGS). Plascide has also been proven in sensitive and demanding locations including the border-crossing railway stations between Hong Kong and ShenZhen (China) as well as the Hong Kong International Airport Control Tower.
Air Halo delivers sanitized clean air to you as soon as it’s switched on. The coverage expands gradually from your immediate vicinity to an extended zone of 1 cubic meter within minutes, with performance proven to be many times faster than conventional technologies such as Ultra Violet irradiation.
But why worry about Germs?
Modern Germs mutate frequently with antimicrobial resistances, which nullify the effectiveness of vaccination and treatment making them incredibly infectious that can spread rapidly. For example MRSA, which can be commonly found in medical facilities has become drug resistant and incredibly difficult to eradicate.
Closer Than Ever
According to the experts, germs can easily spread from person to person within a “social distance” of less than one meter (3 feet) making our densely urbanized environments danger zones, where numerous human gathers they provide the ideal condition for cross infections and epidemics.
A Persistent Global Threat
Urbanization, globalization and mobilization of our modern world, has accelerated mankind to travel to the four corners of the globe and to adapt to the ever rapidly changing world, yet at the same time the biological threat of epidemics and infection from germs are occurring faster than ever before. For example, in the spring of 2009, a new variant H1N1 virus emerged, quickly infecting the world population causing a pandemic with around 300,000 deaths.
With these situation becoming more prevalent and when there are no current technologies that can eradicate germs, we had to create our own solution.
Germ Eradication not Dust Filtration
Air Halo is powered by Plascide, a filter-less plasma based technology from A-oneTech.
What is Plasma?
Plasma is a well known natural phenomenon with many innovative applications in hi-tech industries, such as space exploration with plasma propulsion, waste removal with plasma gasification to avoid toxic by-products, future electricity generation by plasma fusion and now... plasma neutralization for air sanitization.
The Micro-Lightning in a Bottle
How Does Plascide Work?
Plasma is generated at room temperature within the Plascide reactor creating a cloud of micro-lightning without releasing any ions or plasma into the airspace. Its air sanitization capability is based on the generation of energetic charged particles (electrons and ions) and the associated physio-chemical effects to destroy microbes and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Sanitize What Other Technologies Can't
Based on proven plasma theory, the recently patented Plascide reactor is distinctly different from and superior than conventional technology such as "ionizer" or “plasma ion” generator of which some are akin to "ozone" generators.
Performance You Can Trust
The performance of Plascide micro-lightning technology is validated by independent laboratories and the capability of Plascide to sterilize a wide range of germs has been verified by academic laboratories.
For more details please visit: a-oneTech
History of Plascide
In the wake of the SARS outbreak in 2003, the determination to prevent such an incident from ever happening again became the motivation to create a better method of protection. The development eventually gain recognition by the government of Hong Kong receiving seed funding. Subsequent success in the industry led to the completion of the Plascide technology.
Design, Engineering & Testing
From art-board to CAD engineering software
We took utmost care in refining the design for practical production with rapid prototypes
Thoroughly tested components and parts, constant scrutinizing schematics with rigorous checks
We have two initial colour schemes for production:
Reproduced colours on prototype Air Halo
STRETCH GOAL EDITION
New colour choice for everyone!
We are committed to bring the Air Halo to everyone, therefore we offer shipping to as many places as possible.
if you don't find your country on our shipping list, don't worry. We have a flat fee for the "Rest of the World".
Air Halo Team
The Air Halo Team is experienced in designing and producing air sanitizer equipped with Plascide micro-lightning technology which have been proven in the corporate building services. The chance to work with innovative technology that will disrupt an industry that has been stagnated for the last decade, is the dream of all forward thinking people and it's what motivates us as a team to bring this exciting technology into something personal and tangible which will make a real difference to the lives of everyone.
Our manufacturers are ready to produce Air Halo but we need your help to make this product a reality. This is why we chose to offer you a very special Kickstarter edition of Air Halo mobile air sanitizer.The 2003 SARS epidemic caught Hong Kong by surprise; there were no effective air sanitization technologies. Although common filters can trap some germs but trapping has no sanitation effect. Plascide is a recent breakthrough in technology to mitigate airborne cross-infection.
Risks and challenges
The development and production of commercial air sanitizers taught us valuable lessons in the transformation of technological break-through that moves towards a real product. We are confident that we will bring this experience to avoid and lessen the risk that we might encounter in this project.
The key challenges that we faced in this project:
1. Miniaturizing the Plascide technology into a compact form factor.
2. Making the system truly mobile and cordless.
After we have solved these key factors, the remaining challenges seem minor.
The good news is that the durability of Plascide technology has been field-proven in the industrial sector to validate it's reliability and effectiveness, even though Plascide is relatively new to the field of air purification.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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