DiverGuard is conducting an IndieGogo crowdsourcing campaign to fund its electronic alarm that sounds off when it detects a diver isn’t breathing right.
Originally introduced at last year’s DEMA Show in Las Vegas, DiverGuard is “intended for the independent rescue of divers without external intervention.” The apparatus, connected to the scuba diver’s regulator, begins monitoring your breathing at 3.5 meters on descent, and stops monitoring at 1 meter on ascent.
If at some point during a dive you start breathing strangely — or stop altogether — an alarm sounds like Darth Vader’s damaged breathing apparatus in “Return of the Jedi” (watch the Youtube video below to see what we mean), and DiverGuard automatically inflates the BCD to get the diver back to the surface.
While the company experienced a production delay in March, all systems are now go, DiverGuard CEO Netanel Raisch tells DeeperBlue.com:
In the last 10 months, we improved the device and the production line in order to make it ready for marketing. I can say today, after hundreds dives, that the DiverGuard DOES NOT have false alarms and it safe for diving.
We are in much better position now comparing to our production capabilities about a year ago, and I know that we can supply the devices on time.
For more info, go to http://www.diverguard.com. To check out DiverGuard’s IndieGogo page, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/diverguard-saves-divers-lives.