My Honours year project at Dundee University
The Lifejacket combines a low bulk design with stretch panels and a clothing attachment facility to provide the closest, least likely to snag, and most comfortable fit possible. It allows maximum freedom of movement whilst still providing 150N of buoyancy in the event of the wearer falling overboard.
The design was based on research that indicated that people would be more likely to wear their lifejacket if it were comfier, looked good and was less likely to snag on other equipment.
Contained straps and integration with clothing reduce the risk of snagging.
Stomatex stretch panels allow a closer fit and improved freedom of movement
Low profile shape reduces windage
Highly breathable materials chosen to allow the body to breathe underneath the lifejacket