LG Electronics is stepping up its game in the wearable tech world with the recent patent, US20230248610A1. In a exciting new development, the tech giant seeks to enhance skincare routines with a new gadget: a wearable, stickable mask that requires no glue or adhesive.
This novel device boasts an ultrasonic generator, essentially a part inside the gadget that makes vibrating movements, endowed with positive and negative charges. What really makes it stand out, however, is its ease of use. You just wear it, and both your hands are free - no need to worry about it falling off or about not being able to use your hands while it works its magic.
This is the perfect example of a product that the consumer can use anytime, anywhere, allowing for a great deal of flexibility and multitasking. In other words, this new technology doesn't slow down your day - it blends in seamlessly.
An intriguing feature of this wearable is its stick-on method. It's not held on by glue or any other kind of adhesive, but by tiny pointed bits poking out from the surface of the mask's body. This design ensures the mask sticks firmly to the user's skin without causing any harm or discomfort.
One of the main advantages of this device is the clever use of ultrasonic energy. These sound waves, commonly used in medical and industrial applications, have a frequency range of about 20 kHz to about 10 MHz. When applied to the skin, they can help the active ingredients in skincare products be absorbed better. Plus, this mask could potentially pair ultrasonic waves with other energy sources (like LED or OLED lights, microcurrent, vibration, heat, etc.), for better skincare results.
From the figures provided in the patent, it's clear that the company imagines multiple uses for this wearable gadget. It could be adapted for use as a wristband, a facial patch, or even a mask, depending on the need or the occasion.
It's important to note, however, that while the innovation and potential applications are certainly exciting, this is still a patent and there's no guarantee that it will hit the market. But if it does, this innovation could well reinvent skincare routines, creating a fusion of technology and skincare that many consumers are likely to welcome.
With such creativity and less restrictive wearable tech, the future certainly looks bright.