- Concept gadget has arms which branch out to the side and work as gills
- Material on these two arms conceal tiny holes where water is sucked in
- Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the water so that the user can breathe continuously while swimming
VIA| It’s the James Bond gadget on everyone’s wishlist.
The rebreather, a system that lets you breathe underwater, has got Mr Bond out of some tricky situations.
Now one South Korean designer Korea has taken inspiration from the spy’s device to create a concept gadget that claims to instantly transform the user into a human fish.
The mask, dubbed Triton, acts like a fish gill to extract oxygen from water so that the user can keep on breathing while under the sea
HOW TRITON COULD WORK
To use Triton, swimmers would bite down on a plastic mouth piece.
Two arms, which branch out to the sides of the scuba mask, have been developed to function as gills.
The scaly texture on the arms conceals small holes in the material where water is sucked in.
Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the liquid so that the user can breathe comfortably in the ocean.
Using a very small but powerful micro compressor, the system compresses oxygen and stores it in tanks.
The gadget is powered by micro battery around 30 times smaller than a battery.
The mask, dubbed Triton, acts like a fish gill to extract oxygen from water so that the user can keep on breathing while under the sea.
While it may not be as slick as a rebreather, designer Jeabyun Yeon, who came up with the concept, believes it will change the way people approach water.