If an accidental situation takes place when you are rafting on the Colorado river in the most remote and mountainous region, what would be the first thing that would come to your mind for calling emergency support? Of course the guide will do that with his cellphone or the VHF radio he brought right? But where is the device? Inside the waterproof baggage of course, neatly kept so that it never gets damaged by coming in contact with water. In such an extreme situation, when everybody is panicked, distressed and confused, don’t you think it would be quite difficult for your guide to reach the device?
Let me introduce LIFELINK, an innovative safety communication device concept that has been especially designed for extreme water raft guides to communicate with other guides, base camp and emergency services. Being complete shock and waterproof, this device can be kept on the chest area of the life jacket of the guide, making it easier to reach in emergency situations. LIFELINK offers three ways of communication; verbal communication via VHF radio waves, sending and receiving text like a 2-way VHF pager and providing access to the local cellular networks, ensuring complete safety coverage for the rafters.
Designer : Peter Murphy
Additional applications of LIFELINK
1. Base camp could track a trips progress and course via the Internet with LIFELINK’s inbuilt GPS.
2. Times and locations of when accidents occurred could be recorded, aiding in the mandatory logging of accidents.
3. Strayed and injured individuals wearing LIFELINK could be tracked and located by Search and Rescue using GPS
in addition, LIFELINK could be used in other water sports/ outdoor activities including;
kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, search and rescue etc…