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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.
National University of Singapore
School of Design and Environment
Cheng, Siew Ming