The Triton Respirator lets humans breathe underwater without an oxygen tank, as they simply need to bite down on its plastic mouthpiece and let the gill-like arms on the sides of the scuba mask do the rest. Simply put, there are small holes in the material where water is sucked into the inner chambers, which then separate the hydrogen from the oxygen and release it, passing on breathable air. The filtered oxygen is compressed into a micro-compressor powered by a micro battery – 30-times smaller than current batteries. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“The user engages the gills simply by biting on the mouthpiece, activating a flow of compressed oxygen extracted from the water. Yeon, a student at the Samsung Art And Design Institute, notes that a fellow Korean has developed a filter that is too fine for H2O to pass through but will allow (smaller) oxygen molecules to do so,” reports Core77.