High-Tech Data Mask Being Developed
Scubus S: Blazing trails in diving mask tech
A developer is looking for funds for an ultra high-tech diving mask with a heads-up display (HUD), a built-in camera, and a chat function for easy communication with your buddy.
Designed by Noah Smith, who has dubbed the Scubus S ‘the world’s first augmented reality scuba diving mask’, has just launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.
According to Smith, the mask’s unique chat function will allow a diver to select from a list of pre-set messages – ‘Emergency!’ for example – via the HUD and a wrist-worn controller. Your message will pop up in the HUDs of divers within 100m, drawing on acoustic wave propagation to communicate between masks.
Aside from an HUD that tells you the time, depth and water temperature, the Scubus S will also have an HD camera with a 135-degree wide-angle lens, which can take 12-megapixel stills and 1080p videos at 30fps.
The Scubus team are throwing in an LED flashlight and 16GB of internal memory, too, for good measure. The USB-rechargeable mask will weigh about 380 grams.