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Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own
The Mind Unleashed ^ | January 14, 2014

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 Yeon’s Triton. Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the liquid so that you can breath comfortably in the ocean.

Sources:

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/triton-oxygen-respirator

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Spotlight-Odd-Looking-Scuba-Mask-Turns-You-Into-a-Fish-413882.shtml

http://www.yankodesign.com/2014/01/03/scuba-breath/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gills; scuba; scubamask
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1 posted on 01/15/2014 12:48:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: AngieGal

ping


2 posted on 01/15/2014 12:49:54 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is my understanding that a human does not want to breath O2 below a depth of 30ft. or less.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 12:52:08 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty cool but there are a myriad of factors to be considered. I wonder how much its been tested.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 12:52:23 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 01/15/2014 12:52:30 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate trusting my life to a battery.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 12:52:55 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> 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. :-)


7 posted on 01/15/2014 12:53:12 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very cool. I wonder what happens when silt clogs up the pores?


8 posted on 01/15/2014 12:53:30 PM PST by CollegeRepublican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just came back from a diving vacation in Puerto Rico. I wonder why they call it a "mask" when there's nothing covering the eyes? Do reporters not have common sense anymore? (rhetorical question)

Breathing oxygen is not healthy below about 18 feet. There's a reason they put AIR in the tanks, not oxygen.

9 posted on 01/15/2014 12:54:49 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


10 posted on 01/15/2014 12:55:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Paladin2

Especially one that is 30 times smaller...than anything.
Negative space?


11 posted on 01/15/2014 12:56:01 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So we're stealing oxygen from those poor fishies and polluting their water with C02?
And the methane coming out of our bodies will kill the whales.

Humans must be banned from using water.

12 posted on 01/15/2014 12:56:34 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 12:58:14 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Izzy Dunne
There are "dust masks", etc., that only cover the mouth and nose.

Or diving masks that only cover the eyes...

Then there is the term "full face mask".

14 posted on 01/15/2014 12:59:18 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Red_Devil 232

Not pure O2, certainly.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 12:59:46 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I’ll let someone else try it first.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 1:01:11 PM PST by FiddlePig
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the old James Bond “Rebreather” is finally a reality! I love technology...


17 posted on 01/15/2014 1:01:52 PM PST by apillar
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To: Calvin Locke

But take a look at the thing - all it covers is the mouth.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 1:05:11 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only problem I see from the description is that humans breathe air (21% oxygen)....not oxygen. Scuba tanks contain compressed air...not oxygen.

Unless there is something that does the mixing between the oxygen storage and the mouthpiece.

19 posted on 01/15/2014 1:05:25 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, an invention that covers 90% of swimming situations and 100% of emergencies isn’t good enough?! America is doomed.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 1:06:49 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: CollegeRepublican

This can’t be right...It suffers from two huge problems.

The first is oxygen toxicity...It would be dangerous to use below 10-15 feet in depth.

Secondly, an active diver requires about a quart of oxygen per minute. If seawater has 8ppm oxygen, you’d need to filter 51 gallons of it through the device per minute to supply enough oxygen to sustain him. I have a hard time seeing that device pushing 51 gpm even if it were nuclear powered. :)


21 posted on 01/15/2014 1:07:47 PM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would be a great back-up for cave divers...


22 posted on 01/15/2014 1:09:37 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Zathras

Probably not much dissolved oxygen available past a few yards depth..


23 posted on 01/15/2014 1:09:52 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

And it’s my understanding that a human who is below 30ft of water probably needs that oxygen very much.


24 posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:00 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Red_Devil 232

“It is my understanding that a human does not want to breath O2 below a depth of 30ft. or less.”

Its not that simple. It depends on the pressure and the % of oxygen in the air you are breathing. 100% oxygen is really only used in medical situations at sea level.

At sea level the air we breath is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and the rest is other stuff. Most people can breath this mixture down to about 150 feet of depth. As you increase depth the gas compresses which in turn increases the % of oxygen you actually receive. At a certain point you encounter oxygen toxicity which can cause vomiting, dizziness, convulsions and unconsciousness. The last usually results in drowning. For technical divers who go 200, 300, and 400 feet down one breath of the wrong air mix will kill them.

This sounds like a great tool but I would have to know more about it before using it. I’d wager there are significant restrictions on where it can be used safely.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:03 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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

Here we go!

Maybe now they can talk electric cars.

26 posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:10 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
it allows divers to focus on the aquatic wonders around them instead of on trying to make head and tail of what the oxygen mask and its accompanying not-so-small tank are up to.

I'm relatively new to diving, but I know you don't wear an oxygen mask.

I did 8 dives in the last three weeks and spent very little time "trying to make head and tail" of what the gear was up to. It just doesn't happen. You check your gear on the surface, keep equalizing your ears as you descend and you don't think about it.

The clown who wrote this is just trying too hard.

27 posted on 01/15/2014 1:10:57 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Nervous Tick; Paladin2

Its fairly easy to do an emergency ascent with zero air from 40 feet. It can be done from 100 but its not something I’d like to do.

The air in your lungs expands as you rise, giving you more oxygen then you think you have. The big problem is you have to exhale all the way or your lungs will blow out.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 1:12:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Well, in all the westerns I saw as a kid, the bad guys always wore masks that were just their bandanas pulled up over their mouths and noses.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 1:13:16 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


30 posted on 01/15/2014 1:17:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Talisker

1. I would trust it more if their grammar was better.
2. Yes to allow you to breath underwater, it would need to produce a pressurized oxygen inert gas mixture.
3. I hope it actually works.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 1:17:27 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Red Badger

Where’s the backup?


32 posted on 01/15/2014 1:18:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

In the boat.................


33 posted on 01/15/2014 1:20:41 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: apillar

Wasn’t there a 6 million dollar man episode?


34 posted on 01/15/2014 1:20:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump


35 posted on 01/15/2014 1:21:12 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: GOPJ

I wonder how much free oxygen is available in a cave.....................


36 posted on 01/15/2014 1:22:54 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: driftdiver

There’s no back up, you just go back up .


37 posted on 01/15/2014 1:22:54 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. I want to see this when it makes its way near me.


38 posted on 01/15/2014 1:24:07 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Red Badger

Looks cool and I wouldn’t mind trying it. Might work great for my drift diving.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 1:25:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

Very cool.

Now Kim Jong-un is going to have put up a net fence all around North Korea.


40 posted on 01/15/2014 1:26:35 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Red Badger

“I wonder how much free oxygen is available in a cave..”

Depends on the cave. I’m not a cave diver because I want to die in bed, but I do know several. I doubt any cave divers would trust this thing. heck they take 3 of everything.


41 posted on 01/15/2014 1:27:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

I guess I could buddy breath with the big chested blonde girl.


42 posted on 01/15/2014 1:28:54 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cool. Sounds like there are still a few kinks to work out, though.


43 posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:30 PM PST by ELS
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To: driftdiver

they will be testing this in pools for years I guess


44 posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I wonder why they call it a "mask" when there's nothing covering the eyes?

And all of these years I have been place the dust mask over my mouth when using the table saw or dealing with drywall!
45 posted on 01/15/2014 1:38:18 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: SeaDragon

Ping!


46 posted on 01/15/2014 1:39:59 PM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Made me think of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9To2ZhnOdE

(1983...A Merman I Should Turn To Be, Jimi Hendrix)


47 posted on 01/15/2014 1:40:14 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Red Badger
Nothing new...


48 posted on 01/15/2014 1:40:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003
Who had the bad intent the little girls or Aqualung?

"Eying little girls with bad intent"

49 posted on 01/15/2014 1:43:46 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Paladin2

Presumably one would carry a tank of reserve air sufficient to safely research the surface. This would enable much longer dives with a smaller tank.


50 posted on 01/15/2014 1:44:50 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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