Second Breath is a miniature, self-contained air dispenser that is worn around the wrist with the ease and comfort of a watch band. But underneath this marvel of simplicity and convenience lies a sophisticated and ingenious engineering design. Air is actuated through a rubber mouthpiece on the device. It is neither tank-based nor is air actuated through a tube as with all other emergency oxygen supply devices currently available. Its small size and unique design will not interfere with the wearers' activities. Second Breath is totally unique, there is no similar competitive product on the market.
Currently available portable emergency oxygen supply devices use cumbersome tanks that are either hand-held or strapped onto the torso of the user. Air is delivered to the user through a mouthpiece attached to a hose connected to the air tank. When not in use, the hose and the mouthpiece either dangle freely or are tucked away; which will most likely hinder a user’s activities and movements or in times of need have to fumble under stressful conditions to gain access to air supply. Furthermore, currently available portable emergency oxygen devices are not suitable for carrying (as an emergency back up air supply) while engaging in recreational or sports activities nor do they provide the ideal condition for use in an emergency.
Second Breath is refillable via hand pump or scuba tank. It can also be built into apparel such as a wetsuit. Made of light weight aluminium, current model provides approximately 6-8 breaths of air on land or 3-5 breaths in water. It is refillable with either a hand-pump or air tank. With the rate of participation in water sports increasing exponentially worldwide, Second Breath could well be as important as the “seatbelt” of water sports.