An aquatic device that can save people


by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on August 6, 2020

An aquatic device that can save people

It is estimated that 320,000 people die from drowning every year in the world.

Now, a startup in Valencia (Spain), called Proteus Innovation, has created a small device, similar to a drone, designed to help reduce one of the most tragic figures in the sea.

This device, one meter long and 12 kilograms of weight, receives the name of 'Nàutic'. It is controlled by radio control, which allows reducing the time it takes to rescue people in the water. The rescuers, in addition to not endangering their life, can provide a flotation device to someone in distress and tow them to a safe area.

It reaches a speed of 30 km/h when it comes to the rescue, while it will return to land at 15 km/h. The autonomy is 20 minutes, enough to complete a rescue operation.

The 'Náutic' aspires to be an emergency device in various fields of action such as lifeguard posts on beaches and lakes, aboard passenger and pleasure boats, oil platforms, or maritime rescue from the air or in ports.

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