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HYDROW / Swimming aid

HYDROW
HYDROW

iF concept design award 2008

iF concept design award 2008

HYDROW is a new kind of human powered hydro-propulsion device for water activities like swimming, snorkelling and aqua-exercise. Its main purpose is to improve human’s water mobility and it is simply powered by arm motions. By using it, people can easily get into floatation and propulsion in the water. These are the essentials for water activities. Thus, people can float in the water with the help of HYDROW with little effort and obtain high-speed swimming. Its fundamental shape looks like an airplane’s wing and the principle of generating propulsion is the same as that of penguins using their wings to produce driving power in the water.

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Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden
Stuttgart, Germany

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University

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden
Stuttgart, Germany

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Design

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Chulmin Lim
Stuttgart, Germany

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