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Drowning Prevention Wearables

The Ploota Deploys Airbags If It Detects Users are Drowning

— May 31, 2017 — Social Good
The Ploota is a neck-worn life-saving innovation designed to keep swimmers and surfers afloat. Years ago saw the development of a wireless device that sends an alert should a person start drowning. Inspired by this innovation, The Ploota took the concept one step further by ensuring the immediate rescue of a distressed person.

The device, which is worn around a person's neck deploys two airbags if submerged for more than 30 seconds, bringing the person to the surface and, unlike other similar devices, keeping their head above water. If the wearer is unconscious, the airbag's design ensures the wearer floats face-up for upwards of 6 hours. The device also has a manual release button, which allows users to deploy the airbags prior to 30 seconds if they sense they're in danger.
Trend Themes
1. Drowning Prevention Wearables - Drowning prevention wearables like the Ploota have huge potential to improve safety and save lives in water-based activities.
2. Automated Life Saving Devices - Automated life saving wearables like Ploota, that do not require any physical effort from the user to self-inflate could become the future of water safety.
3. Smart Safety Devices - Smart safety wearables like Ploota could lead to a new wave of wearable tech meant for outdoor activities.
Industry Implications
1. Water Sports - Water sports industry could benefit from innovative wearable products like Ploota designed to keep their customers safe while swimming or surfing.
2. Outdoor Recreation - Outdoor recreational activities like boating, rafting, and kayaking could experience reduced fatality rates due to the development of technology such as Ploota.
3. Lifeguard Services - Lifeguard services could incorporate wearable technology devices such as the Ploota to improve and automate their rescue processes.
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