The Corona pandemic has shown us how susceptible humanity is to viruses. There were certainly "worse" pathogens before, but not on such a scale for a long time. And I am sure that both Corona and future pathogens will be part of our lives. And I am also of the opinion that the cuts in all our lives and large parts of the economy, but also culture and gastronomy must not remain the only answer. That is why I found it extremely exciting to make another investment in SecureAir GmbH.
The policy essentially relies on vaccination and AHA rules: Distance, hygiene, everyday life with mask. Today, FFP2 masks are the required standard. I think that's okay for shopping, but I find it very difficult to breathe through the mask for a longer period of time. In situations where masks have to be worn for a longer period of time, this can lead to problems. In addition, the environmental impact of the masks, which are disposable, is considerable. As far as vaccination is concerned, I don't think anyone can say how a) the protection against virus variants is, b) the long-term effects are and c) what will happen with new carriers of the disease in the future.
The SecureAir solution addresses all of this: by combining different technologies, the disease carriers are not filtered but destroyed. The air you breathe is 100% purified before you breathe it in. A nice double effect is that the exhaled air is also purified and thus the environment is also kept clean.
Since the solution, currently still somewhat bulky called "Securer", is designed like a kind of headset, there will be other applications in the future (such as audio and voice interface, integration with headphones, etc.). One might spontaneously think that not everyone will put it on, but there are already many obvious scenarios in which the Securer makes a lot of sense and offers both security and comfort. Examples are:
- Air travel and rail travel
- Working in confined spaces, e.g. in production or on construction sites
- Hospitals and medical practices
- Visiting concerts
- Sports events (as long as they are not handled as negligently as the current European Championship)
You may ask why I can say that? On the subject of safety, we are working with laboratories, but we will also arrange for a global test certificate. On the subject of comfort - well: I had a prototype on my head for the first time today - you don't notice the device at all.
The next steps are now a) to provide larger quantities via crowdfunding and then b) to find partners for large-scale production. For me, this is and remains a very exciting topic - it's not just about an investment, but about an area of life that affects us all.