New ‘Bond gadget’ set to let us breathe under water

IT is the James Bond gadget on everyone's wishlist.

A South Korean designer has taken inspiration from the movie spy's "rebreather", which allows the user to breathe under water.

Clipped on a diving face mask, the Triton device acts like a fish gill to extract oxygen from water so that the user can keep breathing while under the sea.

Designer Jeabyun Yeon believes it will change the way we approach life underwater. To use Triton, divers bite down on a plastic mouthpiece.

Two arms, which branch out to the sides of a scuba mask, then function as efficient gills to deliver oxygen.

The scaly texture on the arms conceal 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 concept system compresses oxygen and stores it in tanks.

The gadget is powered by a micro battery.

It is still at the concept stage.



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