"Lost Diver" Competition

Tritech International and Newcastle University have received a prestigious innovation award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Europe’s largest professional society for engineers and the UK governing body, British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC).

Innovation in Engineering Awards Ceremony was held in London on 13th November, recognising and celebrating excellence in engineering innovation across a range of industry sectors and engineering disciplines.

"Lost Diver" Competition 1

The £5000 prize was presented to the winning team Tritech/NU who designed and manufactured DiveTrack, a transceiver device carried by divers, which communicates with a surface unit. This enables the diver to be located at all times and can also send emergency signals to the surface alerting boat crew to problems underwater.

The DiveTrack competition, was originally set up in memory of Penny Glover who died with her dive buddy Jacques Filippi in a tragic diving accident in 2005.

Link: Hydro International