WRISTBANDS airbag idea was designed and created to expand airbag to prevent drowning or sinking. Armbands for the adults Kingii is an emergency wristband inflates to save wearers from drowning.
Kingii wristband device claims to be the world’s smallest inflatable:
- Contains a balloon that inflates when a lever triggers a CO2 cylinder
- Device inflates in one second and is 78 times less bulky than a life jacket
- Kingii can be pre-ordered via Indiegogo from $69 (£44)
Everyone knows it’s possible to drown in even shallow and calm waters, but some people choose not to wear a life jacket if it’s hot and they are on holiday. There is a non-invasive wristband that deploys a buoyant balloon on demand and so saves wearers from drowning. This portable flotation device named Kingii, is claimed to be the world’s smallest inflatable to make activities as sailing, surfing safer.A non-invasive wristband that deploys a buoyant balloon on demand, to save wearers from drowning may prove a much cooler alternative to a bulky life jacket. A team in Gridley California, is raising money on Indiegogo to put the safety device into production, and have seen phenomenal demand, raising almost $350,000 (£222,568) more than the $65,000 (£41,334) they aimed for so far. It says Kingii is ‘the most universal, wearable water security device ever created’ and its ultimate aim is to cut the number of deaths by drowning, which stands at 372,000 a year according to World Health Organisation figures. The device contains inflatable nylon balloon stored inside small pouch next to carbon dioxide cartridge.The device contains a nylon inflatable that’s stored inside a small pouch next to a carbon dioxide cartridge. Wearers pull metal lever (pictured) to inflate it. Kingii is intended to be strapped securely to an individual’s wrist (shown in the first image) and is said to be as reliable as a traditional life jacket, as well as more comfortable and less bulky
HOW DOES KINGII WORK?
The wristband contains an inflatable nylon balloon that’s stored inside a small pouch next to a carbon dioxide cartridge. Inflates in less than a second when a wearer a metal lever, triggering the cylinder to fill the balloon, which can pull a wearer towards water’s surface. So device used again. The CO2 cartridge is discarded and the balloon deflated.
It can then be folded back into its pouch and a new cartridge screwed into place so it is ready for action. It is intended to be strapped securely to an individual’s wrist and is said to be as reliable as a traditional life jacket, more comfortable and less bulky. It can be inflated in less than one second by pulling a metal lever and triggering the CO2 cylinder to fill the balloon, which can pull a wearer towards the water’s surface. So the wristband is said to be suitable for activities including swimming, surfing, kayaking, sailing and fishing, allowing for more freedom of movement than life jacket, which can be up to 78 times larger. It has a built-in compass and whistle attached to attract attention to the user. The company’s founder, Tom Agapiades came up with the idea after his friend drowned. ‘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,’ he said.The wristband is said to be suitable for activities including swimming, surfing, kayaking, sailing and fishing, allowing for more freedom of movement than a life jacket, which can be up to 78 times larger. It also has a built-in compass and whistle attached (pictured) to attract attention to the user Kingii is the perfect alternative to life jackets for beginner and advanced swimmers of any age.
‘Now, for those who would previously forgo wearing a life vest, has the same security without restrictive discomfort.’ The device re-useable once gas cylinder is removed and the nylon inflatable can be deflated and packed back into pouch, ready for use when a new gas cylinder is installed. Kingii is available to pre-order via Indiegogofrom $69 (£44).The device can be inflated in less than one second by pulling a metal lever and triggering the CO2 cylinder to fill the device, which can pull a wearer towards the water’s surface (illustrated) Kingii is re-useable once the cylinder is removed and the nylon inflatable deflated and packed back into pouch, ready for use when new gas cylinder is installed. The researched wristband expands to the body suits and costumes. An online retailer Lingerie Please has introduced a new bra with inbuilt airbags that blow up and protect the wearer upon a fall or stumble. Though an April fool idea can be taken further to develop as product. Can Use similar airbags to those found in a car, enhances cleavage for everyday wear. An idea design came up as a joke but can taken seriously from discussions on safety so saving life as nano seconds of life counts. If made such a beachwear must made clothing suitable for all ages and sizes to help save lives. Items must made available from a specialist stockist to buy if going to the swimming pool or seaside worn the duration of moments. Retailers must have sufficient supply s not to sell out so urge people to buy fast before going near water to swim. Useful for large groups sometimes it is almost impossible to keep eye on all swimmers simultaneously as coaches volunteer life saver teams so can made a difference.