Life jacket shirt auto-inflates when users hit the water
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More than 370,000 people die each year from drowning, according to the World Health Organisation. Over 84 percent of boating fatalities in the US occur when floatation devices are not being worn. But many people, particularly children, refuse to wear life jackets or personal floatation devices, because they are bulky, uncomfortable or unfashionable. But one company is looking to change the way people perceive life jackets. The Lifeshirt is a new lightweight floatation shirt from Orlando-based Aegis Safety Products, which inflates only when the user needs it. The Lifeshirt automatically inflates on submersion or under manual activation. It is especially convenient for use…
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