LongReach : Portable Buoyancy Deployment System

Water accident happens all the time. Unfortunately even thought with great rescue systems we have at the moment, sometimes, they are unable to reach the victim in a timely fashion. For this reason, Samuel Adeloju, an industrial designer, designed “Longreach”. It is a portable water-activated conveyance system that turns into a buoyancy device to help victims from drowning situation. This device is designed to help victims to remain buoyant while rescue personnel prepare the appropriate response to the situation. Once this rescue unit contacts the water, it uses hydrophobic or rapidly expanding foam to provide buoyancy. This allows the package to be vastly smaller in size than any currently existing buoyancy device.

Designer : Samuel Adeloju

LongReach Buoyancy Deployment System

LongReach Buoyancy Deployment System

The project is designed in three components; the rescue package, the propulsion system and the storage mount.

The rescue package uses hydrophobic or rapidly expanding foam to provide buoyancy once the package contacts the water. This allows the package to be vastly smaller in size than any currently existing buoyancy device. To reach the victim a very simple range-finder is implemented to significantly improve rescue package accuracy. The propulsion system uses a low yield butane-oxygen mix propelling the device to target up to 150m.

Equipped with a light for attracting attention, the shape of the rescue package also allows it to whistle when traveling through the air, aiding in directional trajectory perception. The system is stored in a wall mount similar to a fire extinguisher and is equipped with Para-flares for night-time illumination and distress signaling.

LongReach Buoyancy Deployment System

LongReach Buoyancy Deployment System


3 thoughts on “LongReach : Portable Buoyancy Deployment System

  1. these devises could be arranged for massive deployment in the case of a large ship in trouble or a tidal wave. deployed from a bomber or helicopter could cover the area with flotation devices. reaching multiple victims simultaneously. individual units could be designed to be easy to attache to each other, improving over all serviceability.

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