OneUp: Throwable Life-Preserver That Opens Upon Contact With Water
Date Published: 03/14/2019 11:51 AM
Sure, regular life-preservers are somewhat throwable, and can be tossed a short distance to the side of a boat. But when you're not in a boat that has one, or someone is drowning too far away from the boat, a ring-shaped life-preserver won't work. The OneUp is a tiny throwable life-preserver that expands, inflates, and opens up upon contact with the water.
The OneUp uses a sensor that's used in aeronautical and naval security that will automatically deploy once it detects a certain amount of water. It uses a salt pod that, once dissolved, a spring releases to activate the opening of a CO2 container which then inflates the inter-tube. All of this happens within about 2 seconds of entering the water.
The best thing about the OneUp throwable life-preserver is that it's completely reusable, so you don't have to buy a new deploying flotation device each time you use it. To reuse the OneUp, you'll just need to roll it back up into the container, and replace the salt pod and CO2 container.
The OneUp has a weight that lets anyone throw in long distances and precisely even in strong wings and currents. It can be used one of two ways, either you can throw it into the water to a subject struggling to stay afloat, or you can enter the water directly with the device and have it inflate on the way to help the drowning subject up-close.
The OneUp throwable life-preserver is about 20x smaller than most standard life-preservers (before inflation), is super portable and can be used in practically any situation around water as it's fits into bags, purses, backpacks, and more, it weighs just 0.8 lbs, and is perfect for boat outings, fishing trips, days at the pool, vacations, water sports, and so much more.
Check out the OneUp throwable life-preserver in action via the video below.
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