xRapid wins 2 prizes at CES and launches its xHale mask in the US

As part of our collaboration with risingSUD, we have the pleasure to work with international startup xRapid.

xRapid has been the recipient of 2 Honoree Awards at CES 2021, including one Innovation Award in the Wearable Technology category with its xHale mask, the world’s first intelligent and connected mask.

xHale allows us to breathe normally and offers an unprecedented level of comfort. Its pressure-sensing ventilation technology makes it suitable for everyday use, not only for protection against viruses, but also against pollens or any other natural or industrial pollution.

The mask is also particularly adapted to sportsmen and sportswomen, people who are subject to panic attacks or suffer from asthma-like respiratory diseases. xHale offers a level of protection similar to UNS1, FFP2 and FFP3, adaptable with a simple filter.

The company is currently doing a kickstarter campaign and should sell its product in the US starting Q3 2021. Let us know what you think!

About xRapid Group

Co-founded in 2015 by Jean Viry-Babel and Professor David Mendels, xRapid Group is an international start-up with 25 employees in France, Great Britain, the United States and China. It is a leader in the automated AI diagnosis of fibres in the air. Its application to detect malaria, launched in 2015, has already analysed more than a million tests. In January 2020, it won an award at CES 2020 in Las Vegas for its blood test device. Faced with the rising epidemic, xRapid Group mobilised its teams of experts to create its xHale smart mask in just a few months. In the same way as other xRapid Group products, xHale brings its technology to the service of health in order to improve our living conditions.

Marie Buhot-Launay and Julien Le Drogo

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