Sea Safety for Dummies

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HEXA, named for its 6-sided shape, is a revolutionary life-saving device for use at sea. Because the nature of ship accidents varies greatly, both crew and passengers will tend to panic even with extensive training. For these moments, HEXA requires only that it be dropped in the water where it will automatically activate upon contact. 6 inflatable sections will self-inflate allowing individuals to climb on board or jump to safety. Additionally, an RFID signal will also be triggered for easy geolocation by rescue teams. Inside the center of the pod, users will also find survival supplies like food, flares and lifejackets.

Designers: Yoo JiIn, Lee Ji Sang

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3 Comments

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Must for yachts, cruise liners, cargo ships, & naval ships too.
    Mass produce

  • Slugsie says:

    Another ‘design’ by someone who doesn’t have a clue about the requirements of the class of products they’ve chosen to produce a ‘design’ for.

    Exposure is a huge problem when you’re stranded out at sea, which is why most inflatable life rafts are enclosed.

    Also, RFID? It typically has a range of a few meters, although high powered active systems can extend that to maybe 600m – which is utterly useless in this situation. What’s needed is an emergency transponder.

  • Kaare Bækgaard says:

    When the Ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994, most of the inflatable life rafts ended with their bottoms up. Half of the people, who actually made it onto the capsized rafts, died from exposure before they could be rescued. This project is in effect a capsized life raft.

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