WAVE Swim Tracker Headsets

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    Winner in Sport Equipment Design / Watersport, Aquatic, Paddle Sports
  • Company/Firm
    WAVE Drowning Prevention Systems
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  • Lead Designer
    Dave Cutler
  • Other Designer(s)
    Carl Allen
  • Manufacturer
    King Children (First Technologies USA, Inc.)
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Despite best intentions and more public awareness, drownings still occur at guarded facilities much more frequently than most people realize.

In fact, 57% of pool drowning victims aged 5-14 occur at commercial or public facilities, 88% of all drownings occur with supervision present, and drowning remains the #2 cause of accidental death of children.

The WAVE Drowning Prevention System is the first truly reliable, portable and user-friendly technology to prevent drownings anywhere people swim including pools, lakes and beaches.

WAVE Drowning Prevention System is a wireless real-time monitoring system that supports lifeguards' efforts to keep swimmers safe.

The system uses Swim Trackers– sleek ultralight headsets worn by the swimmers– to determine if the wearer is at risk of drowning from prolonged submersion.

If WAVE detects that a swimmer may be in potential danger, the system immediately warns guards of the event before it can further escalate into a tragedy.

Often referred to as the "Bike Helmet for Swimming", when used in conjunction with the WAVE Drowning Prevention System, the WAVE Swim Tracker is the world's first practical, comfortable and easy to use wearable created for swimmers to dramatically reduces any risk of drowning.

Product Detail
- Polypropylene mix

- Black EVA XLPE foam

- Used to Determine Facial Submersion Time

- Unisex universal fit for most head sizes ages 5 and up.

- Familiar sport headphone-like design.

- Automatically activate with no buttons to fuss with.

- Waterproof, durable and rugged.

- Stay on during most normal swim activities.

- Fixed internal batteries lasts 18-36 months, recyclable.

– Floats in water.

WAVE started after a tragedy occurred at a town park where one of the co-founders lived. A nine-year-old boy drowned despite five lifeguards and six camp counselors watching the water that day.

After learning that drowning is all too common and that most are preventable, cofounders Mark Caron and Dave Cutler assembled a dedicated team of water safety experts, aquatic professionals, engineers and designers and set out to create a reliable, simple to use, and affordable drowning detection system.

The result of their collective efforts is WAVE, and it will change aquatic safety forever.

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