Skip to comments.Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own
Posted on 01/15/2014 12:48:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Designer Jeabyun Yeon has created something great. Essentially it turns humans into fish.
Triton uses a new technology of artificial gill model. - It extracts oxygen under water through a filter in the form of fine threads with holes smaller than water molecules. - This is a technology developed by a Korean scientist that allows us to freely breathe under water for a long time. - Using a very small but powerful micro compressor, it compresses oxygen and stores the extracted oxygen in storage tank. - The micro compressor operates through micro battery. - The micro battery is a next-generation technology with a size 30 times smaller than current battery that can quickly charge 1,000 times faster. Yanko Design
With the Triton Oxygen Respirator, it might be possible to breathe beneath the surface of the water as if you were a fish. Requiring no bulky tank to keep your lungs pumping properly, this invention of scuba diving equipment is much more ergonomic and organic in design.
The regulator comprises a plastic mouthpiece that requires you to simply bite down. There are two arms that branch out to the sides of the scuba mask that have been developed to function like the efficient gills of a marine creature. The scaly texture conceals small holes in the material where water is sucked into Jeabyun Yeons Triton. Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the liquid so that you can breath comfortably in the ocean.
It is my understanding that a human does not want to breath O2 below a depth of 30ft. or less.
Pretty cool but there are a myriad of factors to be considered. I wonder how much its been tested.
I hate trusting my life to a battery.
>> The micro battery is a next-generation technology with a size 30 times smaller than current battery that can quickly charge 1,000 times faster.
When you’re actually under the water and your life depends on that battery, those parameters are sort of not the important ones. :-)
Very cool. I wonder what happens when silt clogs up the pores?
Breathing oxygen is not healthy below about 18 feet. There's a reason they put AIR in the tanks, not oxygen.
Hey, I just got a pacemaker, so I already depend on batteries. I’m thinking an implantable version of this baby. I wanna be an amphibian cyborg!
Especially one that is 30 times smaller...than anything.
Humans must be banned from using water.
It might work on the surface but I’m pretty sure it won’t work at depth.
Every 33 ft you need to generate another Bar of pressure just to be able to expand your lungs against water pressure.
Or diving masks that only cover the eyes...
Then there is the term "full face mask".
Not pure O2, certainly.
I’ll let someone else try it first.
So the old James Bond “Rebreather” is finally a reality! I love technology...
But take a look at the thing - all it covers is the mouth.
Unless there is something that does the mixing between the oxygen storage and the mouthpiece.
Wow, an invention that covers 90% of swimming situations and 100% of emergencies isn’t good enough?! America is doomed.