It has long been a dream of humans to swim like a fish; not be restrained to resurfacing for air and then limited to the capacity of that single breath. Jeabyun Yeon, an industrial designer from South Korea, has produced a concept named TRITON to combat the lack of oxygen under water. The technology needed to bring this concept to life is not yet fully developed, despite Yeon’s claims. however the design and scope of this concept is just awesome.
“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.
“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. The micro battery is a next-generation technology with a size 30 times smaller than current battery that can quickly charge 1,000 times faster,” claims Yeon of his oxygen respirator concept.
One tech company closest to producing such technology is Like-A-Fish, an Israeli tech firm that is currently developing a centrifuge that could see the seperation of oxygen from seawater. The main problem persisting is the large amount of power needed to power such a turbine, meaning the large scale of the equipment would still be obsolete when compared to basic scuba equipment.