Amphibian

June 27, 2009


Amphibian was developed as an aid for lifeguards patrolling the beaches. Comprising of beach shoes and extendable fin modules, the set is meant to help the rescue worker swim up faster towards the victim.

It has a unique retractable system that allows you to keep the modules retracted till you reach the waters.

On the way back, after the rescue, a simple jab of the toes on the seabed, retracts the modules once again.

Extract from Yanko Design

Random pic of the week

November 26, 2007


This bikini life jacket concept can help save lives, it is much more attractive to wear than traditional life jackets and your likelihood of being saved by a male lifeguard in the area probably increases when you are wearing it. 

Pool Treadmill

June 25, 2007

 

In a fast global population growth especially in India and China, there will be less floor space per human to play around… Spaces for sport becomes a luxury, and the elements on our skin are also a concern even if there are natural space, so sport become equipments in air conditioned sheltered rooms. As Dubai starts to build hotel in the seas, and companies turning ships into floating entertainment platforms, even swimming becomes a problem. Whatever…

This portable swim current generator allows you to swim in your pool as if it were a full-sized lap pool, because its powerful DC motor produces thrust and a maximum speed of 6 M.P.H., up to 11 1/2-minute per mile pace, resulting in a wide, deep current without turbulence that allows you to enjoy swimming exercise for up to 30 minutes in an in-ground residential pool. Only USD4000 and you don’t get to swim with nasty animals and face the elements…

Extract from Hammacher Schlemmer