Innovative Lifejacket

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  1. design_naval
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  2. gonzo
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    Is it USCG approved?
     
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    We are still in that process....but we have designed to meet the requirements.
     
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    Have you had in mind things like lifejackets must have a certain buoyancy (minimum value), which must be resistant to oil, which must be of a certain color, ...?. None of that can be guessed in your video.
     
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    I am failing to see the advantages over the existing lifejackets.
     
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    The video shows a prototype made of waste materials...since this is working I can implement all the requirements in the actual prototype design.

    The following are advantages:
    -light weight:
    -Very easy to wear
    -No obstruction near the arms/sides which is a major advantage for boaters.
     
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    These models are examples of existing lifejackets:

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    I am really struggling to see the difference from what you are proposing, and how are these models obstructing operator's arm movements more than your model does.

    Please enlighten me.
     
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    If i am not wrong in all these models you need to blow air,isnt it?

    My LJ is cost effective for the comfort it gives to the user.
     
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    How are you going to get sufficient buoyancy to support a person without sinking?
    Besides giving him comfort, think in saving his life.
     
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    I had seen the video and hence my question. I did not think it was enough but of course I can not know.
    You know better than anyone what you're doing and what still remains to be done. Good luck.
     
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    Yes,since this is a prototype made of waste materials and the actual prototype still needs refinement as you know.

    Thank you so much!!!
     
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    What is the volume of the flotation?
     
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    The volume of the flotation foam tubes. Are they the same size as the air inflated life jackets after inflation or smaller?
    How much body weight can it support?
     
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