Human Fish Breathing Equipment
Posted on February 27, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter, with 9403 views
Israeli Inventor, Alon Bodner, has developed a piece of breathing equipment which will allow humans to breathe naturally underwater without the need for large air cylinder tanks.
The limitations with such cylinders are that the amount of time any diver can remain underwater is short, therefore discovery is not optimal. When a diver re-emerges, the need for a nearby re-fueling facility is essential. Also, compressed air can be dangerous if the quantity exceeds the recommended value in a confined space. These cylinders also hinder a diver's movement and mobility.
Bodner, realising that there was scope for improvement decided to tackle the problem based on the following prophecy.
"The amount of gas that can be dissolved in a liquid body is proportional to the pressure on the liquid body."
The invention will allow a diver to utilise the air which is contained within water to eliminate the need for large gas tanks. Based on this concept, the kit includes a centrifuge which spins rapidly to create a narrow sealed air pocket. One kilo Lithium battery is expected to provide a diver approximately one hour diving time.
The Israeli Navy have already declared their interest in the tankless breathing equipment which is expected to hit the main'stream' over the next few years. It will be simply connected to a diver's vest for simplicity.
A breath of fresh air we believe!