By Corey Sutton | Brekky producer
Meet the Kingii wristband, an inflatable bracelet that is single handedly fighting the rising number of drownings across the world.
According to the Royal Life Saving, in 2016 alone there were 280 deaths in Australian waterways (and that’s excluding pools). The Kingii wristband aims to reduce these numbers.
It’s the smallest of its kind on the market and inflates in less than a second when the metal lever is pulled. Inside the device is a nylon balloon kept next to a carbon dioxide cartridge. The pulled elver triggers the CO2 canister and inflates the balloon.
At 78 times smaller than a life jacket, the Kingii wristband can be used for swimming, surfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and many other aquatic activities.
We’re sure there’s plenty of other great safety devices out there and it’s never too early (or too winter) to start thinking about how to keep yourself and your family protected around water so now is the time to do your research.