New technology of remote controlled lifesaver helps lifeguards out of risk

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By NTD Newsroom
February 18, 2017Entertainment
New technology of remote controlled lifesaver helps lifeguards out of risk
Rescuing an inexperienced or panicked swimmer poses a great danger for a by-stander and even for a trained lifeguard. Unsafe conditions offshore that might have caused the trouble in the first place can greatly disadvantage even the strongest swimmers. Adding a dash of technology to the traditional lifesaver ring is this intelligent concept called RC – Controlled Life Buoy. As the name suggests, it is a saving ring that can be controlled by the lifeguard using radio controllers. The idea is to help make the rescue operation swifter and lessen the stress of the person in the water.
The Radio-Controlled Life Buoy keeps assistance at a safe distance, enabling a beach supervisor to send out this hi-tech life ring from land using a handheld device. Looking much like a PS3 move controller, the gadget comprises a vertically held grip with a spherical joystick on top to set the lifesaver’s direction of travel. The motorized orange flutter board can be sent a great length out to recover a swimmer and supports him on his difficult journey back to shore.


Designed by Li Weilin, Peng Shanzhong and Ju Xinxin, the Radio-Controlled Life Buoy is entirely solar powered thanks to its cell-clad docking station where it’s stored with the remote.

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