A conceptual design for a helmet based Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) has surfaced online called the ORB (Oxygen Rebreather) Scuba Diving Helmet.
The concept has been created by Thomas Winship, a 3rd Year student at Staffordshire University in the UK. The idea behind the helmet is to try and reduce the amount of heavy and bulky equipment used by a Scuba Diver to increase the overall experience.
Whilst only conceptual drawings right now, Winship has created a full scale model to demonstrate the helmet and show of how branding might work.
Winship describes the design to design website Tuvie:
“ORB Scuba Diving Helmet is made up of several layers of pressure resting materials to stop ears becoming pressurized. The outer shell and most of the extremities are made of abs plastic with a matt finish. Equipped with Bluetooth technology, this product is designed to allow others to communicate and socialize while underwater, sharing information about their environment”
You can see more at Winship’s Concept Gallery on Behance.
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