Freedom of underwater mobility for disabled divers

Silver
2012

In scuba diving, buoyancy is important, despite it being one of the most difficult skills to master in the sport. For paraplegic divers, it’s almost impossible to keep balance and position underwater without special adjustments in equipment. This concept for a buoyancy compensator/diving vest widens the inflatable areas on users’ upper torso, lower torso and side, making it possible to control their position in real time while underwater.

Credits: Umeå Institute of Design and Emil Orman
Corporate Sponsor: Waterproof
Contact: Emil Orman: emilorman@gmail.com