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BioVYZR Is Ready, Anti-Covid19 PAPR Lovers
It's a bit late, but I was pushing PAPR since February. Where's my PAPR device?
The BioVYZR is a ground-breaking outer layer designed to provide an unmatched degree of protection against airborne hazards in our daily environments.
Its proprietary design provides a 360-degree seal to shield your personal space on all sides. It also features a built-in air purifying system to filter out pathogens, allergens, and pollutants from the air you breathe. It uses Powered Air Purifying technology to create a positive pressure.
The BioVYZR a type of PPE known as a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (or PAPR). These have previously only been used in industrial or healthcare environments. The BioVYZR 1.0 packs this critical technology into a practical design that is accessible to everyone.
(Via VYZR Technologies.)
Perhaps you think that you've seen this idea before? Of course you have! But how long ago?
Take a look at this glassite space-helmet from Sargasso of Space, a 1931 story by Golden Age science fiction great Edmond Hamilton:
Kent and Liggett prepared to don their space-helmets, and before entering the airlock, Kent turned to Krell.
We also have a nice illustration, from the cover of Astounding Science Fiction.
('transparent glassite helmets' from Sargasso of Space)
Manly Wade Wellman is usually credited with the creation of the phrase "space helmet" (see space helmet) in his novella The Disc-Men of Jupiter. However, since both stories were published in September of 1931, I'd call it a tie, wouldn't you?
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