Triton oxygen mask allows underwater breathing without oxygen tanks

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Originally published on January 27, 2014


South Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon claims to have invented an oxygen mask which can draw air from water as you swim, allowing users to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks.
Called Triton, the mask is a mouthpiece respirator that allows users to breathe underwater by simply biting on the mouthpiece, which eliminates the need to inhale or exhale.

According to reports, the mask’s two arms act like the gills of a fish.

The water is first sucked in by the arms. The oxygen is then extracted by a filter with fine threads and with holes smaller than water molecules.

The excess fluid is then released while the oxygen is stored using a micro compressor inside a small tank.

The compressor is powered by a micro battery that is supposedly 30 times smaller than its contemporaries, but charges a thousand times faster.

Yeon himself describes it as “a future product”, not yet available in stores, that could change people’s approach to water.


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  1. Seok Min says


  2. Richard Williams says

    This story is true.. Only the fact's have been changed.

  3. Manny Katarata says

    Didn’t this fail ?

  4. Deadpool Lee says

    How many people died using this

  5. Bigtexun Tex says

    The "problem" (as if there were only one) is that this device is fake and impossible. It would take a battery the size of a house, and an electrolysis grid that weighs 100 pounds. I won't even go into problems caused by chemistry, such as salt water producing chlorine instead of o2, or the fact pure o2 is toxic under deep diving pressure and MUST be diluted by an inert gas such as helium or nitrogen… and there are other issues… This mask is technically possible only if you need tiny amounts of o2, but that would require you to be small compared to the device. If you go read up on this, you will find many technical people telling you exactly why it is impossible, but the summation is it is too small to do what the "inventor" claims. This is one of those things that will work in a fictional sci-fi story, but not in reality as we know it. The battery at 4 times the normal density is still too small, and packing it with an auxlilary o2 cartridge takes up battery space, and gives you an extra 2 minutes of o2… The "inventor" has tried to make all sorts of claims, but they just don't hold up to scrutiny. And the videos are all special effects, Hollywood can make anything possible in a video, that doesn't make it true.

  6. 6레인저 says

    What a name?

  7. 6레인저 says

    Where do you sell it?
    I'll subscribe if you let me know.

  8. 6레인저 says

    어디서 팔아요?
    알려주시면 구독해드림.

  9. Karaoke Pub says

    Youtube has a lot of innovation haters. poor people

  10. Drau SkullZ says

    Where can we buy it? I really want it

  11. Foreyan says

    Holes smaller than the water atoms…Wow amazing! What kind of element is the filter made of?

  12. Samsung S4 Zoom says

    I watch this in 2018 but still no production of this…fake

  13. Scott BikeDawg says

    Invention brought to you by SD6.

  14. YouTube조개구이 says



    Hhhhh lier

  16. LinkinPark says

    Where u buy this and what it called?

  17. Artur Cris says

    Four surfers a live un maui nazare

  18. Irish Freestylers says

    This is like them things from starvwars

  19. Phil Edwards says

    As a seasoned diver I have serious concerns about the claims this makes! If the battery is so good why haven't the mobile phone companies jumped on the bandwagon? and to filter and pump enough O2 to the swimmer the batter and pump would have to filter and provide almost a coke bottles worth of air to the swimmer when even at a shallow depth. I am sure the military would love something like this but until I personally see one in action I wouldn't touch it!!

  20. jellyfishattack says

    Why is this utter BS scam still on YT? It was debunked by actual scientists as soon as it was unveiled (4 years ago). It was funded via a crowdsourcing site, and the pseudo inventor/scammer was sued by his patrons and ordered to repay 92 million (I believe).

  21. Mr Vodo says

    How much is it and where can i get it?!!

  22. Caleb Bazini-Barakat says

    No guys i tried it. It worked for about 4 minutes until i started to permanently damage my body

  23. Busy Animations says


  24. Jake Harman says

    0:25 oxygen molecules are bigger than water molecules.
    Any way, it would need to take in around 100 litres of water per minute (around 2 litres per second)

  25. Russian Bandit says

    thats so fake

  26. Lawrence Mascarenhas says

    What if the battery runs out

  27. Niggerdick Sixinch says

    prototype from metal gear

  28. Fallen Mango says

    You could still get the bends or oxygen poisoning

  29. Viktor Vedmak says


  30. Peter King says

    Also on this day, April 1st…….

  31. 宋健熙 says

    Do you know psy?? Do you know Ji sung park?? Do you know kimchi!!

  32. Kellzo says

    It’s not real

  33. Tobias Duncan says

    I love all these skeptical comments from 4 years ago. They are all pretty quiet now though that everyone has one of these and the invention has changed swimming forever.

  34. Sir Hamma Drama says

    GUYS DON'T BUY THE FACE MASK SNORKEL, since you can breathe through your mouth AND nose, there us more carbon dioxide build-up, which can lead to dizziness, and when you're dizzy, it's hard to tell what's going on, you might be drowning, and not know it

  35. minhaz hosen says

    water contain very small amount of oxygen

  36. CoffeeBoiCossing says

    Should have gave it to amphibious /k/ommando

  37. Del says

    This is total rubbish.

  38. Eprocuber says

    How much dose the triton cost

  39. J H says

    I can't believe this video still exists after being so thoroughly debunked…..

  40. Brenden Fowler says


  41. Sergio De la rosa says

    This can't be real

  42. Lvl.100 Boss says

    Reminds me of subnautica

  43. how to get it

  44. MySpoot says

    What I'm curious in is the straw that let's you drink 3to5+/-? liters from ANY water source.

  45. Caleb Easiley says

    How do they filter out the salt?

  46. Matthew Smith says

    This mask won’t work it is impossible. Oxygen molecules are bigger than water molecules because in nature o is o2 which means there is two oxygen molecules

  47. John Pelham says

    Old video . It failed. Maybe someday.

  48. Justa Gamer says

    Im not taking any chances cause once your fvcked, your fvcked lol

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