The world’s smallest inflatable wristband device is what you are going to see below. It might be small, but it can do a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean it. There are a lot of people out there who are afraid of water, and there’s no wonder why. In water, we are not dominant species as we are in the land. There are different types of risks you may face when you swim. We have all heard at least one of the sad stories of people dying by drowning in water. That can now safely be prevented.
The device we are talking about contains a balloon that inflates when a lever triggers a CO2 cylinder. It inflates in one second and is 78 times less bulky than a life jacket. Where to find Kingii device? It can be pre-ordered via Indiegogo from $69 (£44). So this is all a person should pay to feel safer and actually, be safer, while enjoying activities such as sailing and surfing.
This non-invasive wristband that deploys a buoyant balloon on demand, is saving wearers from drowning.
Source: Arlan Laroya
According to World Health Organisation figures, the number of deaths by drowning stands at 372,000 a year. Kingii is viewed as ‘the most universal, wearable water security device ever created.’
What does the device contain which makes it such efficient?
It contains an inflatable nylon balloon that’s stored inside a small pouch next to a carbon dioxide cartridge.
The device contains a nylon inflatable that’s stored inside a small pouch next to a carbon dioxide cartridge. Wearers pull the metal lever (pictured) to inflate it. Tom Agapiades, the company’s founder, came up with the idea after his friend drowned. He said:
‘After I lost a friend in a preventable drowning accident, I developed Kingii as a way to promote the importance of water safety and, hopefully, end this type of tragedy once and for all.’
The device inflates in less than one second when a wearer pulls a metal level. This triggers the cylinder to fill the balloon and then pulls a wearer towards the water’s surface. It can be re-used, but the balloon must be deflated and the CO2 cartridge must be discarded.
The wristband is said to be fit for activities including swimming, surfing, kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Moreover, it also has a built-in compass and whistle attached to attract attention to the user.
This device is definitely the right alternative to life jackets for beginner and advanced swimmers of any age.
What are your thoughts about this innovation? I think it needs to be supported more and I’m quite sure it will help humankind a lot.