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Rescue Buoy Monitors Swimmers and Seeks Out Those Who Struggle

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Mar 13, 2013 • References: behance.net and industrialdesignserved
It would still be advisable to have one human lifeguard on duty at beaches where these Rescue Buoys are situated, but the innovative concept would function as a keen extension to the eyes and the abilities of hired staff. Depending on the size of the swimming area, you might have one or more of these Robotic life guard assistants on duty, constantly monitoring the people in the water and analyzing their movements.

Should one of the devices detect unusual behavior, Jens Andersson's invention would capture a video, send it to the rescuer in real-time for confirmation of an emergency situation and proceed to propel itself towards the drowning victim. The Rescue Buoy is easy to mount and remains in place with the stabilized swimmer, acting as a marker for further aid. An electro magnetic field also keeps the sharks away.