5averIn grade school we were all taught to get as low to the ground as possible during a fire, to avoid excessive smoke inhalation. But a fire can also quickly create a dangerous mix of toxic gases hindering a safe escape. A fire fighter’s mask and oxygen tank provides a constant supply of fresh air, and that’s what the 5aver promises on a smaller scale giving someone five minutes to escape a burning building. Designed to be mounted throughout buildings in high-visibility areas—just like fire extinguishers—the 5avers can be activated in just five seconds and through the use of various filters their built-in respirators can remove about 92 percent of toxins in the air. And that’s more than enough to allow someone to make their escape from a burning building.

Read the full story at Gizmodo.

Get Briefed Every Day!

Subscribe to my daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, and marketing.