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Sneapper / Convertible Lifeguard Sneaker

Sneapper
Sneapper

The “SNEAPER” is a land-and-water convertible footwear concept that combines a beach sneaker and extendable fin modules designed for lifeguards. In a regular use, “SNEAPER” functions as a normal beach sneaker; but when an emergency happens, a well-trained lifeguard can run into the water and deploy the retractable flipper instantly. The near zero change time from shoes to flipper,combined with more efficient swimming, allows the lifeguard to reach the struggling swimmer more quickly

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, United States

Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, United States

Wei Luo, Eren Sen, Hanxuan Zhang