July 2, 2012

E.M.I.L.Y. Aids Lifeguard Shortage

We heard recently that there are fewer lifeguards these days because of low pay, high training fees charged to would-be guards and fewer qualifications because of weight. So it is fortunate that E.M.I.L.Y. (Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) can handle some of the action.

Built by Hydronalix, this RC vehicle can be directed to those who are drowning or stranded. It can reach a speed of up to 25 mph and acts as a portable buoy for up to 4 people. In development for about 2 years, the $10,000 tool has worked its way to Malibu's Zuma Beach after LA County lifeguards helped improve the prototype.

Via Hydronalix

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 2, 2012 11:29 AM
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Not sure why it would cost ten grand though. You'd think one could be made for 1/4 that or less!


Posted by: Jim Norcal at July 12, 2012 6:55 PM
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