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FLASH / Robotic Rescue Buoy

FLASH
FLASH

The immense dangers of flash floods are largely underestimated and the extreme currents require fast emergency response. Unfortunately rescuers often have to wait for backup and emergency teams have to put their own lives at risk to save others - a situation we must avoid. FLASH is a rescue robot sent into water where it’s unsafe for rescuers. Small in size it can be transported to remote and inaccessible locations. An aquadynamic shape and 2 jet engines ensure a rapid emergency response. Once at the victim an air cushion instantly infates. Rubberized edges and inflated v-shape allow effective support and transport for the victim to safety.

University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Design

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden