Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Rescue Tube Re-Design

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The rescue tube is one of the most commonly used pieces of life guarding equipment, yet it seemed to have it's flaws. It was difficult to use with small locking parts which become increasingly difficult when in contact with water. 
Tension from the float also made locking the device a challenge, a life guard mentioned to me that the product took some "practice and getting used to" that as a statement opened up and opportunity to design a new piece of equipment that is simply easier to use, lets not forget that this product is suppose to save lives.
The redesign of the rescue tube resulted in a complete radical rethink, new materials and modern design elements have allowed me to turn the product into something much simpler and more effective, with the user and the patient in mind. the result is a much more useable and sustainable product.

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