New patent by Ismael Sanz Arribas

The invention of Ismael Sanz Arribas, member of the Chair and coordinator of the line of work “Prevention of drowning and accidents in the aquatic environment”, consists of a device for athletes with visual disabilities in aquatic activities.

The new invention, which has its application in the sector of inclusive physical activity in the aquatic environment, makes it possible to locate places or objects in the water without the necessity of carrying any electronic device.

More specifically, the device of the invention allows people with visual disabilities to locate places or objects that are within a delimited aquatic space, such as a swimming pool. This device is specially designed to promote the inclusion of people with visual disabilities in the sport of rescue and first aid and in swimming.