Again and again swimmers get into dangerous situations. The German Red Cross in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is starting to use drones equipped with Restube buoys.Â
Again and again swimmers get into dangerous situations. The German Red Cross in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is starting to use drones equipped with Restube buoys. Last week a surflife saving drone saved 2 youths from drowning. The swimmers aged 15 and 17 got into trouble on the New South Wales coast near Lennox Head. Australian surflife savers were in the middle of flight training when the two were discovered 700m out to sea. Within minutes the pilot had the Drone above the troubled swimmers and deployed the buoyancy device which inflated upon contact with water. Thanks to the buoyancy both were able to reach the beach safely.Â
For us from RESTUBE the deployment of a Restube buoy via a drone was the logical development following the existing RESTUBE system which water lovers can wear whenever they are in or near water. Back in 2008, as part of a study project at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Restube founder Christopher Fuhrhop developed the idea to use drones for water rescue. A prototype was created. Today, 10 years later with advanced technology this idea has become reality. Â
Across the world lifesavers, drone manufacturers and Restube are working on that idea that has proven itself in a real-life scenario in Australia. The Deputy Premier of New SouthWales John Barilaro talks of a historical Rescue: âNever before has a Drone fitted with a flotation device been used to rescue swimmers like this.âÂ
Even in Germany tests at the coast, in lakes and rivers were successfully. The German Red Cross in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will be the first to start a pilot-project involving 15 Drones equipped with Restube buoys. The first 20 Pilots are in training and other rescue organizations will follow. The Drone enables the rescuer to place as first aid a Restube buoy precisely to the person in need. Within a few years lifesaving drones at beaches and lakes could become part of everyday life. This new technology will help to save more lives.
Dear Backer Community,Â
it's right before christmas, we hope you have all presents together and are looking forward to spend a good time with friends and family.Â
The last months we have been working hard to get the Swim Tube delivered to you - many of you are writing us about using it in the water, we love it! Â
We have also been pushing certification of the Ultralite Life Jacket. Unfortunately we cannot give you a green light for finalization yet. It is just taking so much longer than we thought. But we are on it and we hope to give you more details in the first quarter of 2018.
Thanks again for your support and patience!Â
Best wishes from the Restube Team!
While certification for the RESTUBE Ultralite pfd are still ongoing the RESTUBE swim tube is already being used for many water activities around the world.
We were Safety Partner of the Deep Water Solo (climbing above water) event in the Port of Antwerp. The "Rocks in Town" climbers trusted in Restube when falling in the water.
Mermaid swimming is becoming very popular - mostly girls and women make their dream of swimming like a mermaid come true. Mermaid Loreley from Japan is relying on her Restube and even showed it off on Japanese TV!
Â We keep pushing for more freedom & water safety!
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Christopher and the RESTUBE Team
We couldn't have made this without all the support from you.Â Thank you for spreading the word and making water a safer place!
See you out there
Take a look at what our friends from Water World Swim have to say about the Restube swim tube!
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Be confident around water! Just checking the nice beach at San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Our first Kickstarter live will be at Santa Claus Tuesday, 6th of December 6pm (PCT).
Watch out, we are happy about any question!
Thanks to all backers, spread the word!
& the RESTUBE team
Seems like we got our first viral spread with RESTUBE :-)
Please share our story with your friends!
Christopher & the whole team
THE STORY is simple. A couple of years ago I experienced a very critical situation kite surfing. Since then we want water sport to be safer for our friends and us. As students of mechanical engineering we developed the first prototypes of this safety product for any water activities. RESTUBE was born. ENGINEERED IN GERMANY is every single detail of RESTUBE. By our close cooperations with universities, our ambassadors and professional lifesavers we are constant improving the RESTUBE technology according to the needs of the users. RESTUBE ALREADY SAVED LIFES. It moves people to be more active around water, improves the water safety and provides more freedom. No matter if you are going out for fun, with the family, for hard training, for a contest or even for work. IT GIVES YOU A BETTER TIME AROUND WATER. As a loyal companion that you shortly will not even notice. You are wearing your peace of mind. STORIES OF REAL APPLICATIONS OF RESTUBE users communicate us more often are motivating us each day. We move on towards our vision of giving people a better time out there and saving more lifes with our helmet of water sports. WE SEE US OUT THERE!