Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Life Rescue / efficient water rescue

Life Rescue
Life Rescue

A conventional lifebuoy weighs up to 2.5kg. Rescuers have trouble running with the buoy. It is tough to aim and throw a conventional lifebuoy accurately to a drowning victim. Rescue is only efficient at approximately 10meters.

Life Rescue, a compacted and lightweight water rescue equipment enables a more efficient and effective water rescue up to 20meters. Upon landing on water, dissolving pill within the mechanism triggers firing of pin towards the gas cylinder; which in turns inflates the compacted inflatable buoy that is wrapped around the handle.

It is suitable to be used by both the experienced lifeguards and inexperienced passersby.

University

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Design

Cheng, Siew Ming

Cheng, Siew Ming
Singapore, Singapore