James Dyson Award Winners Announced
This year's top designs are all devices that promise to save lives in emergency situations.
- 6 october 2010
The James Dyson Award competition rewards young designers who come up with next generation concepts and designs. PSFK looks at the top three winners of this year’s competition:
This buoyancy bazooka was designed by industrial design student Samuel Adeloju and allows for the rapid shooting of an emergency buoyancy aid to a drowning victim up to 500 feet away in the water, thus enabling him to remain afloat for a longer time, while actual rescue operations are prepared.
1st Runner Up: SeaKettle
Kimberley Hoffman’s SeaKettle is an emergency life raft that incorporates a desalination device to provide safe drinking water to those who are stranded at sea and prevents them from getting dehydrated.
2nd Runner Up: Reax
Designed by Lars Imhof and Marc Binder of the University of Applied Sciences Switzerland, Reax is a CPR device that compresses a patient’s chest at regular intervals and forces blood into the brain more efficiently, allowing the paramedics to perform more life-saving tasks on the patient.