piyus-agarwalIIT KGP alumnus Piyus Agarwal ('81) designs mask with fans for comfort

Times of India (October 17, 2020)

Now, IIT alumnus designs mask with fans for comfort

BHUBANESWAR: An Odia man Piyus Agarwal, (60), an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur ('81) and IIM Calcutta, has designed a mask which is comfortable for breathing. He has two tiny fans (3cm length and width each) for inhaling and exhaling air.

Agarwal, a native of Charampa in Bhadrak district, is running his own enterprise 'PQR Technology Private Limited' in New Delhi that installs GPS in vehicles and also make masks. "I was worried about environmental pollution in Delhi. So I was trying to create a mask to smoothly breathe clean air. Now the Covid situation compelled us to go with the idea and come up with a unique mask," he added.

Name of his mask brand is 'Moksha-the mask that breathes'.

He said the mask, which costs between Rs 2200 to Rs 3000 has two very small fans on both sides of the masks. These fans are powered by a lithium ion battery. One of these fans filters air for inhaling, while the other works like a exhaust fan to release the carbon dioxide exhaled by the user. (Read More)