Novel Breathing System Offers Safer Alternative
Edited by Robert H. Williams
A start-up company in Boise, Idaho, is offering a hybrid breathing system which relies on non-corrosive chemicals to provide oxygen and scrub carbon dioxide from expelled breath.
Unlike other existing products, this system is non-pressurized, non-flammable and not explosive, says the manufacturer.
OXON Medical LifeSystems Inc. developed the breathing systems for the military and mining industry. The self-contained, self-rescue units provide life giving air and a hybrid filter component offers ambient air cleansing.
The units are dockable and rechargeable which means they can sustain users for long periods.