Scubus S : The World’s First Augmented Reality Scuba Diving Mask

We have a great submission, it’s an augmented reality scuba diving mask that allows a diver to communicate with other team members easier. You can read detail description below in the designer’s own words.

From the very beginning we had a vision for the world’s first augmented reality scuba diving mask which by itself is one of a kind already. But we didn’t want to stop there. Since most of our team members are scuba diving enthusiasts we are well aware of how limited underwater communication is. It boils down to hand signals that scuba divers have to learn and use in order to communicate. It’s far from perfect and sometimes it can be pretty challenging.

For example you can mix up or forget the signs, the other divers can misinterpret them and besides to communicate you have to be in eye contact. Alright so we have an augmented reality mask that enables scuba divers to chat underwater, right?

Well not exactly.

Designer : Noah Smith

Scubus S - The World's First Augmented Reality scuba diving mask

Scubus S - The World's First Augmented Reality scuba diving mask

You see from a software standpoint it’s not a problem. On the other hand from technical side it is quite a challenge. When you go underwater the Bluetooth, radio waves or any other wireless technology doesn’t work that well or doesn’t work at all. But way before Bluetooth was invented enormous machines were already navigating and communicating underwater – the submarines. The submarines use the acoustic wave as means of communication and so do we in our Scubus S.

As it turns out the acoustic wave travels underwater even better than it does on the surface. For the navigation through our augmented reality scuba diving mask we’re going to have wearable joystick that you put on your hand. So regarding “chat” option. Of course it’s not going to be the typical chat experience one might imagine typing loads of messages in a free form.

Scubus S - The World's First Augmented Reality scuba diving mask

But you’re going to have up to 20 pre-typed messages similar to SMS. You’re not going to be able to write anything you want, but you will be able to send messages like “Emergency! Help me now!” or “Take picture of me!” and it will appear in a chat window of the heads-up display of other divers. It’s also worth to mention that ability to “chat” like that will be limited in distance – up to 100m/300feet.

Specifications:

  • Weight – ~380 grams
  • Max depth – up to 40 m / 130 f
  • Battery – lithium-ion (rechargeable via USB)
  • CPU – Dual Core CPU
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Memory – 16 GB
  • LED Flashlight
  • Heads-up display

Camera:

  • HD Video: 1080p at 30fps
  • HD Video: 720p at 60 fps
  • Photo: 12 MP
  • Angle: 135 degree wide

Tuvie has received “Scubus S” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.


2 thoughts on “Scubus S : The World’s First Augmented Reality Scuba Diving Mask

  1. wow, this may be a real boon to the scuba divers who swim in uncharted oceans for archeological purpose as communications become relatively very easy. Plus, taking advantage of the AR systems is very clever indeed. The future is indeed getting hi-tech.
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