Rocket-Propelled Life Preserver Wins 2010 James Dyson Award

By Matthew Harwood


Already, Co. Design blogger Cliff Kuang sees how valuable the Longreach would be internationally and in the United States. He notes about 4,000 Americans die every year from drowning, approximately 150 of whom fall victims to riptides.

The Longreach is currently slated for field testing with Australia's Surf Life Saving NSW, according to the Dyson description page.

For his triumph, Adeloju received a $15,000 prize for winning the 2010 James Dyson Award. The goal of the contest is "to inspire young people about design engineering." The award's namesake, James Dyson, an English industrial designer, is most famous for designing the bagless vacuum cleaner. 


♦ Photo from James Dyson Awards



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