‘Triton’ Oxygen Mask Lets You Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

By: | November 17th, 2015

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A South Korean designer claims to have invented a scuba mask that will allow you to breathe beneath the surface of the water as if you were a fish. The mask, dubbed Triton, would allow you to dive free of cumbersome tanks and lines, and with an unlimited underwater air supply.

To use Triton, swimmers would just have to bite down on a plastic mouthpiece. Triton consists of two arms, which branch out to the sides of the scuba mask, and are designed to function as gills.

The scaly texture of Triton conceals small holes in the material that allow water to enter through small holes; from there it enters a chamber that separates hydrogen from oxygen. The oxygen is then compressed and stored in a small storage tank, enabling the diver to inhale the collected gas comfortably within the ocean. This whole gadget is powered by an easily rechargeable microbattery, which is around 30 times smaller than a current battery and can charge 1,000 times faster.

So far, the design is just a concept, but if successful, you could soon be able to spend more time underwater, just like a marine creature!

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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