Designaffairs Studio of Germany have designed a conceptual oxygen inhaler for a future scenario where there's not enough oxygen in the air for humans to survive.
Called O3, the device would be refilled with compressed-oxygen capsules.
Users could receive a message on their mobile phone when levels become low and it's time to top up.
The designers describe the device as "the product you don't want to have."
See also: Deafinite Style by Designaffairs Studio, a conceptual hearing aid that forms a flesh tunnel through the wearer’s earlobe (February 2010).
Here's some more information from Designaffairs Studio:
The most recent catastrophes and (un)natural phenomena are a sign of Nature´s call for serious changes in the way we live. From common citizen to leaders we are all asked to live, work and behave in a more sustainable and responsible way. If we don't, what can we expect of the future on our Planet?
What if pollution levels in the future will demand artificial production and distribution of oxygen? What if you don't only have to do your grocery shopping, but you´d also have to get your daily oxygen supply? What if instead of a news app on your mobile device you have an oxygen level tracking app?
o3 is a personal survival oxygen unit with a wicked message: the urgency and seriousness to rethink and react; o3 is the product you don´t want to need!
To spread this message we created a future scenario to make you think about it!
If we´ll reach such a scenario, we designed o3 being a personal unit for your daily oxygen supply. The mouthpiece is easy to carry and individual. The oxygen is provided by compressed oxygen refill units which can be exchanged at your local oxygen supplier.
By twisting the refill unit you can adjust the membrane to your lips and control oxygen flow.
o3 is a solution for an extreme situation; o3 is the product you don´t want to have!
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