This year's top designs are all devices that promise to save lives in emergency situations.

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:

Winner: LONGREACH Buoyancy Deployment System

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.

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