the d-mask gives deep sea diving a digital evolution
 

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a digital evolution

chinese designer ZJ-DDG has dreamed up a snorkling concept, offering an alternative to the outdated products that have dominated the market for so long. the d-mask aims to transform the marine tourism industry with a few futuristically techy additions  which of course includes an partnering app.

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

 

 

doing away with the traditional mask starts with the conventional shape of the goggles. ZJ-DDG has designed the mask to cover the entire face allowing wearers to enjoy a 180-degree field of view. the large lens is perfect for the built in display to project measurables including depth, water pressure and weather status.

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

 

 

the d-mask can be used for snorkelling or combined with an oxygen mask for scuba diving. wearers just need to set the coordinates before diving, which are recorded in the device to solve the problem of getting lost.

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

 

 

the device also has a lighting function to help divers view under water during bad weather as well as offer a helpful option for SOS. other features include bone-conducting audio for two-way communications as well as listening to music. when good scenery is found under water, divers can start camera mode to take a picture. finally, an APP can be downloaded to set playlists or export data.

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

the d-mask gives deep sea diving a long overdue digital transformation

  • I love design studies like this. Even when they’re not practical (in this instance round glass distortion, closed face fogging and CO2 retention, interchangeable airline / snorkel feed too restrictive, sealing issues, no means of equalising eustachian tubes, comms issues underwater, etc, etc) they can be beautiful and occasionally one or two aspects of the design can be used practically.

    It’s a shame that punters see a picture and ignore the word “concept” so often, assuming because there’s a render of it that it’s a real product.

    Simon
  • It could be useful in work situations where goggles are required. receive instructions, updated materials reports, etc – forget using underwater.

    Susan P Bachelder
  • There are good ideas like communication and filming, even light is a good feature. But the rest is a total flaw, sorry. The mask does not serve the basic functions of diving or even snorkeling: sealing missing (in fact impossible to seal at the chin because it’s a moving part), decompression: you normally need to reach your nose. And I think it will slip downwards.
    Fogging…could be solved with double screen and coating, those kind of allover masks are used in professional diving, even the communication feature is given there.

    Dirk
  • does this seal if one has a beard?

    rich
  • I doubt this designer has ever completed a basic SCUBA class much less ever studied the most basic good of diving physic and human physiology. How is he going to create a water/a=gas seal around a multitude of faces? How is he going to deal with facial hair and mask seals. They obiously don’t understand that divers using SCUBA breathe air, not oxygen. Oxygen is poisonous under pressure (water pressure. How are they going to clear their ears from water pressure? Bogus. I am surprised you even published this misleading dribble without checking out some basic facts yourself.

    Mark Roberts
  • As much as I want to applaud a new design in a conservative market, this design really makes no sense.
    It will fog super quickly, the sealing is almost non-existing & how would you combine this with an oxygen mask? Nice pictures but a flawed design… as I see so many these days. I wish people would spend some more time in engineering & designing a product before they make fancy renderings.

    thomas valcke
  • Nice design. But I have a question : how breathing into the mask will not affect visibility ?

    dk
  • cheezits, does everything have to be a connected device? I’m going to listen to music and need the weather report when I’m scuba diving? just design a good seal first that won’t leak. thank you.

    steve hassler

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