Motorized Bodyboard To Save Lives

I’m not a beach/ocean person so I’m not even going to pretend I understand the needs of people who are. Fact of the matter is the ocean is a dangerous place and in a life or death situation, every second counts. The Titus is a motorized bodyboard designed to quickly skim the water with rider laying stomach down on top. The entire enclosure and simple propeller based propulsion system are designed to be environmentally friendly. I don’t know any life guards or coast marine operators but do you guys like this concept? I see obvious recreational value in this design and wonder why it couldn’t also be adapted for fun.

Designer: Marco De Santi

6 Comments

  • Kat says:

    Having trouble with this one. If those 2 gray sticks with green buttons are supposed to be steering joysticks, they look like they’d either be in your armpits or next to your ears. I guess if they *were* next to your ears it would be doable by folding your arms up but it just looks awkward, especially if you’re expected to either ride this thing back while hauling the rescuee, or put them on it and hang on for the ride. Unless you don’t *need* both joysticks to steer and they’re both there so it doesn’t matter which side you’re on.

  • frezzingaces says:

    i think you would want to be higher up so you could see the person in large waves. and if your saving a group you might run out of space

  • mif991 says:

    Yeah, I agree with Kat. The joystick placement could be improved….Renderings look good, the prototype looks like crap.

  • Id retract the joysticks when not in use alone for safety & house the duct screws.

    Otherwise Id use this for Fun.

  • Alan Conway says:

    i was wondering could the engine system of this be designed to fit into a 42 inch long polepropeline foam board about 3 inches thick,a modern high quality Bodyboard in a nutshell,it wud keep me out surfing longer if i cud get paddle back out to the waves assistance instead of my paddle power with my flippers?i wud also pay a high price tag for something like this if it cud be designed,i was thinking high powered rc boat engines or something?

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