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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
13-17 November 2018
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Cork Institute of Technology

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H-FLO

H-FLO is an innovative, life-saving device for high-risk, underwater rescues.

The project was inspired by a tragedy in which two men were working on a bridge, harnessed to their suspended platform as per Health and Safety guidelines. When the platform gave way and plunged into the water below, both workers drowned as they were not able to detach their harnesses. H-FLO is an attachable cylinder that automatically releases the worker from his or her harness in less than five seconds. The device separates the user and harness using two opposing shafts, held together with a pin. When H-FLO is submerged, a gas canister is punctured, issuing a high-pressure blast that releases the pin.

Cork Institute of Technology

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www.cit.ie
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H-FLO

H-FLO is an innovative, life-saving device for high-risk, underwater rescues.

The project was inspired by a tragedy in which two men were working on a bridge, harnessed to their suspended platform as per Health and Safety guidelines. When the platform gave way and plunged into the water below, both workers drowned as they were not able to detach their harnesses. H-FLO is an attachable cylinder that automatically releases the worker from his or her harness in less than five seconds. The device separates the user and harness using two opposing shafts, held together with a pin. When H-FLO is submerged, a gas canister is punctured, issuing a high-pressure blast that releases the pin.

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