Hands-On World’s First Augmented Reality Scuba Diving Mask
Keep calm and go diving.
If you’re a diving enthusiast and you have been waiting for a high-tech scuba mask, you can stop holding your breath. Scuba S is the world’s first augmented reality scuba diving mask packed with ahead-of-it’s-time technology that provides a scuba diving experience like no other.
The mask is an alternative to high-end pro scuba systems with a heads-up display which will provide useful data such as depth, water temperature, and immersion time. Moreover, the Scuba S features up to 20-pre-selected message chat options that will allow the user to instantly alert other divers within a range of 330 feet. “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 communications is. It boils down to hand signals that scuba divers have to learn and use in order to communicate,” said Noah Smith, Project Leader.
The heart of Scuba S is a Dual Core CPU with 1GB RAM system. There is also an embedded HD Camera which is capable of shooting HD Video 1080p at 30fps and take 12-megapixel photos as well as an LED flashlight with an optional wrist-worn remote to operate the device. On board memory is 16 GB, and the device is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which could be recharged via USB.
A short video will give you a quick view of how Scuba S works:
Scuba S is one of the few projects that brings hi-tech into the world of scuba diving. It’s still being tested but can be pre-ordered. The price tag starts at $499 for an early bird limited-edition and $699 regular price. Customers can also choose some additional coupon and reservation options as well as different color options. Click here to follow its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and make your orders.