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Innovative Lifejacket Design From Young Scientist Could Make Work Easier For Rescuers

11th January 2019
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Dylan Egan’s design adds a 15-second delay between immersion and inflation — useful for coastguard and lifeboat volunteers Dylan Egan’s design adds a 15-second delay between immersion and inflation — useful for coastguard and lifeboat volunteers Photo: YouTube/TheJournal.ie

The son of an Irish Coast Guard volunteer from Co Clare is exhibiting his innovative lifejacket design at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin.

As TheJournal.ie reports, 16-year-old Dylan Egan has been working on a new system for an automatically inflating vest that won’t react to splashes of water.

Egan’s design would also allow more experienced seafarers such as rescue personnel to toggle the auto-inflate function to make it more convenient when working at sea.

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition continues till tomorrow, Saturday 12 January.

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