Riley Technologies compact Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR ) is a lightweight, high efficiency system ideally suited for professionals or personal use. The PAPR consists of a respirator in the form of a full-face mask, which takes ambient air that is contaminated with one or more type of pollutant or pathogen, actively removes (filters) these hazards through the high efficiency filter system (HEPA filter), and then delivers the clean air to the user's face and mouth.
A motorsports technology leader in business for 20 years, Riley Technologies was founded by Bill Riley and his father Bob Riley, who is an internationally recognized pioneer in race car design and construction.
"We are honored to have the opportunity and I am proud of the effort turned in by our team here at Riley Technologies the last few weeks," Bill Riley said. "It's a new challenge but the basic technology and engineering in the PAPR mask is used in some of the systems we use in motorsports."
Medical-grade PAPR masks are similar in design and concept to "helmet-blower" fresh-air cooling systems commonly used as driver aids in modern motorsports.
Not surprisingly, the Riley prototype is smaller, lighter and more streamlined - inherent design and performance traits in motorsports - than some of the PAPR units currently in service. The Riley system is powered by a rechargeable and replaceable battery with a 12-hour run time.
Release date & price to be announced shortly.
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