The OC Buoy Separates and Expands to Accommodate Larger Swimmers

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 5, 2014
References: yankodesign
While life rings like the OC Buoy need not be used to surround the midsection of a struggling swimmer, a victim tends to feel safer with this all-encompassing arrangement. This lifesaver has thus been designed to give anybody that sense of security, thanks to its ability to alter its shape.

Lie Su recognizes that some weak swimmers might be children, but that others might be exhausted, ill or inexperienced adults as well. With this in mind, the floatation device was developed so that it can separate and widen to enable the easy entry and embracing of larger users.

This C shape that the OC Buoy takes provides a clue about its compact storage. Compress the curved form like an accordion to render the rescue equipment smaller in size and to make it easy to toss out it in the water more accurately.