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.
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. :)
Would be a great back-up for cave divers...
Probably not much dissolved oxygen available past a few yards depth..
And it’s my understanding that a human who is below 30ft of water probably needs that oxygen very much.
“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.
Here we go!
Maybe now they can talk electric cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where’s the backup?
In the boat.................
Wasn’t there a 6 million dollar man episode?
I wonder how much free oxygen is available in a cave.....................
There’s no back up, you just go back up .
Interesting. I want to see this when it makes its way near me.
Looks cool and I wouldn’t mind trying it. Might work great for my drift diving.
Now Kim Jong-un is going to have put up a net fence all around North Korea.
“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.
I guess I could buddy breath with the big chested blonde girl.
Cool. Sounds like there are still a few kinks to work out, though.
they will be testing this in pools for years I guess
Made me think of this
(1983...A Merman I Should Turn To Be, Jimi Hendrix)
"Eying little girls with bad intent"
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.