After a family friend died while free diving, a designer from New Zealand invented a vest which uses smart fabric technology to trigger the vest to inflate when it detects danger.
Revival Vest, designed using smart fabric technology, has been inspired by designer's friend's death. ©All rights reserved.
The Revival Vest was created by industrial design graduate James McNab and uses Footfalls and Heartbeats smart fabric technology to monitor respiration. The vest is activated when it detects bodily changes such as cerebral hypoxia, if the diver loses consciousness and his body becomes limp. This triggers the vest to inflate and bring the diver to the surface in a safety position.