Spotlight: Odd-Looking Scuba Mask Turns You Into a Fish

The Triton Oxygen Respirator mimics gills, helps folks breathe just like fish do

By on January 7th, 2014 02:36 GMT

If you've ever felt like re-enacting Disney's “The Little Mermaid,” but have canceled these plans on account of the equipment that you would have to wear and which would surely take the fun out of the endeavor, rest assured, there appears to be a solution to this conundrum.

Designer Jeabyun Yeon's odd-looking and quite innovative concept scuba mask works by turning people into fish, Trend Hunter explains.

More precisely, it would allow you to breathe underwater without having to carry heavy equipment around.

The same source details that the scuba mask, dubbed the Triton Oxygen Respirator, is made up of a plastic mouthpiece and two arms.

The person wearing it is supposed to bite down on the mouthpiece, and breathe in whatever air the two arms produce.

In case anyone was wondering, the arms work by sucking in water and separating the oxygen in it. The oxygen helps keep the diver alive, whereas the remaining liquid is squirted out.

As detailed on Yanko Design, "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."

Furthermore, "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."

Thus, the scuba mask's two side arms are very much similar to the run-off-the-mill gills that fish sport.

Designer Jeabyun Yeon says that, unlike other scuba masks, his Triton Oxygen Respirator lets folks enjoy a “pristine and peaceful” dive.

Otherwise put, 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.

All in all, it's a cool enough concept, but it is doubtful it will ever make it out the studio and into the water. 

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