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uBuoy is a redesign of the conventional
lifebuoy and its housing. This concept was
developed through months of comprehensive
research, conceptualisation and testing to
create a product that maximises the chances
of survival from a water based incident.
It does this through a number of carefully
selected improvements to the housing and
life buoy. The housing was improved by
increasing it’s visibility through colour, shape,
lighting and its incident detection system.
The buoy improves chances of survival
through a complete redeisgn of how it
operates, allowing it to hold onto the victim until emergency services can arrive.
Dublin Institute of Technology