The SafeWaters™ Armband is essentially an arm strap attached with a mini cabin and a small capsule of carbon dioxide. It weighs less than 5 ounces and is about the size of a smartphone.
If the wearer gets into trouble in water, all he needs to do is to pull the lever which triggers the CO2 cartridge to inflate an orange inflation bag. This lifts the wearer to the water surface in a matter of seconds.
It can hoist an adult weighing as much as 260 lbs and keeps one afloat long enough to call for rescue. It also comes with a compass to navigate to safety and a whistle to attract attention when needed.
Not only is this for children, but also for adults, because even the greatest swimmers can experience a water emergency. In cases where a life jacket is not in reach, this device aims to save lives from the dangers of water activities such as swimming, water-surfing and sailing.