Kieran Normoyle from the 2013 graduating class of Product Design has made it to the last 20 out of 650 in the James Dyson Award.
The winner will be announced on the 8th of November.
Normoyl“It’s an attractive solution which combats more than one problem. I think people are sometimes put off by bulky life jackets or floatation equipment.”
Normoyle took his inspiration from his time working as a lifeguard and medic with the Irish Army Reserve, where he saw many cases of hypothermia and the critical consequences.
Hyrdos inflatable invention has been described by a senior Dyson design engineer as a simple but clever solution that could save lives.