Final year project
Improving life safety in surfing [Read more]
GIL+ gives surfers an emergency source of breathable air for situations when waves hold them under water for extended periods of time. It also Functions as an S.O.S beacon to seek emergency help from Coast Guards in times of high distress.
The product has been designed to be stylised and streamlined to entice surfers into wanting to wear it, as well as to prove hydro dynamically viable and minimise water resistance.
Users have GIL+ strapped to their thigh of choice where it is seated out of the way and does not hinder movement or performance during surfing. It is also in easy access to users so that it can be utilised in a matter of seconds with minimal movements to aid them in a potentially life-threatening situation.
Oxygen canisters can be changed with ease once back on shore with the simple clip and screw system on the underside so that the product can be refilled as many times as needed.
GIL+ has an inbuilt S.O.S beacon, so that in times of distress such as being pulled out to sea in a rip current, users can send out a distress signal to the Coast Guards with a GPS location for rescue purposes. The SOS beacon is activated once the switch is turned 90° clockwise and held for 5 seconds. It incorporates accidental activation technologies to prevent false alarm. The beacon is then deactivated by reversing the same steps.
The product has been designed to be sturdy when strapped to the Leg to prevent undesirable movement, but easy to dismount and equip in a desperate situation.
All 47 Components of GIL+ laid out flat.
3D printed prototypes
Luke Alexander Dudley Brient
I am a forward thinking, CAD modelling, 3D printing enthusiast with a strong eye of detail.
I am a problem solver at heart and thrive to create perfection in many aspects of my work. My main skills and passions as an industrial designer revolve around CAD systems such as Solidwork’s and Keyshot. I thoroughly enjoy the technical detail involved in this field and get immense satisfaction from creating realistic detailed visually appealing imagery. Not only do I enjoy the digital aspect of this area, but I love the connection this can have with prototyping and physical testing through additive manufacturing processes to fully realise forms.
I hope to pursue a successful career as an industrial designer where I can really put my desire for perfection and attention to detail to use and make an impact on the industry.
Final year project
Improving life safety in surfing
'20 Diploma of Professional Studies
September 2018 - August 2019
Product Design Intern, FutureNova