Japanese designer and researcher Jun Kamei are entering a new underwater era. The latter has indeed created very useful equipment for diving enthusiasts. Specifically, it’s the 3D artificial gills that should help us continue to breathe underwater.
As the pace of life on earth can be quite boring in the long run, we all dreamed at one time or another to live underwater like fish; in a “dimension” without noise and without stress.
Jun Kamei, who is currently working at Tokyo University, is believed to have inspired this idea to bring about its creation. Last month, the researcher unveiled his invention at Imperial College London.
Jun Kamei named his invention Amphibio. According to the creator, it is a coupling between a concept and a working prototype. The equipment was obtained by 3D printing and is intended to function in the same way as the fish gill. In other words, it is equipment that will trap oxygen and allow the user to breathe underwater. According to Jun Kamei, this device will be very useful when the global temperature will reach an unbearable level and that the sea level will have increased considerably.
According to tests, the device would actually have a higher level of oxygen than that provided by the tuba or the oxygen cylinder. It is, therefore, more convenient for diving. This invention relies entirely on the mechanism of the gills of fish. In other words, amphibious will extract oxygen in the water. The good news is that these artificial gills are produced by 3D printing. At the design level, they are offered as combinations.
So, Amphibio is proposed in three modules to put on which will be connected to a mask in the shape of a shell. The combination will suck up the water and then retain the oxygen to convey it to the mask. Then the same mask will reject CO2
In addition, thanks to its oxygen level monitoring system, the combination in no way expose the wearer to the risk of drowning. Also, the renewal of oxygen is through the membrane of the gills which will allow the infiltration of the surrounding water.
Currently, this equipment undergoes some changes as it has certain limitations. Jun Kamei believes that these concerns can be corrected very soon. Moreover, until the total completion of the project, the inventor intends to test it in an aquarium with human guinea pigs. The goal of Jun Kamei is to evaluate the points that need to be improved on the equipment.