Sean McConnell has redesigned our conventional lifebuoy and brought you a better and faster way to help the victim. It is the result of months of research, conceptualization, engineering, and testing. The buoy addresses issues raised by the life buoy as we know it such as the slow response time and the lacking in ability of the buoy to safe the victim.
With over 400,000 people dying across the world from drowning, the designer feels that it’s very important that we look more closely at what we pass by each day and see how daily objects can be improved. uBuoy concept addresses the issues by incorporating an alarm within the housing that activates when the buoy is removed. It is powered by solar panel, therefore, it can be used in remote areas.
Designer : Sean McConnell
The physical buoy itself is made from specially engineered foam that can form a tight grip around the victim when tension is placed upon the rope. The foam is fully resistant to UV, salt, and normal levels of acid and bases. uBuoy has been designed with the help of local emergency services and coast guards to ensure this design meets not only the criteria of the person in trouble but also the people who will have to maintain the product.
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