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LifeS: Smart Life-System. Smart life-saving system

adverse meteorological conditionsaquatic robotassisted life-saving equipmentrescue team

Introduction

In case of ship accidents or unexpected events that involve boats and require the intervention of rescue teams, it happens often the problematic situation of saving people in the open sea, costal areas, rivers or lakes, while risking to put in danger other lives for the adverse meteorological conditions in which these activities occur. The innovative characteristic of the proposed device is to not require the presence of people on board.

Technical features

In case of ship accidents or unexpected events that involve boats, it happens frequently the problematic situation of saving people in the water, while risking to put in danger other lives due to the adverse meteorological conditions. The proposed invention consists of an aquatic double hull robot, connected to a rescue system – that can be equipped with a control unit or activated remotely – capable of managing the search and retrieval activities in an autonomous way.

Possible Applications

  • Semi-automatic life-saving system usable as a rescue vehicle in the sea, in lakes or in coastal areas  during incidents, catastrophes or natural calamities.

Advantages

  • Easy to control with low inertia movements;
  • Does not require the active participation of the victim nor people on board;
  • It can move underwater during the research phase resulting efficient in areas caractherized by strong winds and surface currents.