Laser-Guided Gas Mask Points the Way Out

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If you're like me, you own a fire extinguisher, but not a gas mask. But this gas mask, called the Arrow won a Red Dot Award for best design and it could be worth buying. It's still in the concept phase, but the idea is worthy.

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The mask is connected via a wireless signal to a building's network and to emergency personnel. The wearer pulls a string to turn on the mask's power and activate it's radio frequency technology. This wireless form of communication locates the nearest, safest exit sign and a built-in laser guides the wearer to the exit by shining an arrow on the floor. Since the laser cuts

through the smoke there is no danger of getting lost in the low

visibility. The mask also does what other masks do: it filters the toxic air, making it possible to breath.

Credit: Jeon Design Lab