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About this project

Water is fun!

People of all ages and all over the world love to spend time in and around water. Swimming is the most practiced sport in the world but even the best swimmers can get into trouble in the water. No safety belt or helmet can help you when you or your kids are in danger in the water. We declared it our mission to end this global threat, so we invented and developed PLOOTA to keep you and your loved ones safe.

The first sensor controlled safety device for swimmers
The first sensor controlled safety device for swimmers

   

 

 

 

Your silent Guard.

PLOOTA is the worlds first automatic sensor controlled safety device for swimmers and watersport lovers.

The device automatically detects an emergency situation and releases two inflatable cushions by an intelligent triggering system. The cushions are immediately filled with CO2 from an integrated cartridge. This innovative solution keeps your head above the water at all times - even when unconscious or panicking.

  • PLOOTA can be activated manually when you realize that you are in a dangerous situation.
  • PLOOTA does not obstruct swimming; it is lightweight and comfortable to wear.
  • It is available in 3 sizes (S, M, L) and thus suitable for toddlers as well as adults.

We developed PLOOTA because your safety is important to us.

PLOOTA not only lets you have more fun in the water, but also aims to make the water a safer place.

 

Swimming Legend FRANZISKA VAN ALMSICK about PLOOTA:

Open Water Swimming Legend THOMAS LURZ about PLOOTA:

 

 

Do you swim for fun or like a pro?

Being in the water should always bring you joy and excitement. But possibly dangerous situations like riptides, waves but also distance or overestimation of your swim abilities are often recognized too late.

By pushing the manual deployment button you can activate the floats of your PLOOTA yourself. PLOOTA will keep you safely afloat with your head above water. You can gather strength, rest a while and just wait for help. But even in emergency situations when you’re unable to help yourself, for example if you are unconscious or in panic, PLOOTA will deploy automatically and bring your head above water. The sensors on the casing register automatically if your head is submerged for more than 30 seconds and trigger the release mechanism.

Enjoy unimpeded swimming, the sun and water with a secure feeling! This is what PLOOTA stands for.

Modern and sporty Design

PLOOTA has a modern, sporty and timeless design. Our goal was to create a style that fits everyone - women and men, kids as well as adults.

Since PLOOTA is worn directly on the skin, likeable & soft materials are key. Highest wearing comfort is achieved by a shape that is modeled based on the anatomy of the curved shoulder and neck area.

PLOOTA is a modern and stylish device, comfortable to wear, with a sporty character that fits everyone.

 

So simple - so clever!

 


 

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The idea originated with founder and inventor, Rainer Fakesch – now the whole PLOOTA team helps to grow that idea!  The collaboration of our international team members brings out the best in everyone. Creative heights meet a down-to-earth sense of security. We combine creativity and experience, new technologies and trusted materials.

And we do all this with one goal: to keep you safe in the water! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own unique set of risks and challenges. But we are committed to do everything in our power to try and minimize these risks.

In the event that things don't go as planned, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to address that immediately and communicate absolutely honestly. We will work around the clock to fix the issue.

The main risks are that individual parts can arrive late for assembly or tests can show that improvements are needed before shipping. In order to minimize these risks, we are working with experts, mechanical and software engineers and highly qualified suppliers. Still, it is our requirement that every PLOOTA will be tested before being shipped to our backers.

We know what it takes and we will keep you posted along the way. Despite all challenges we are 100% committed to ship PLOOTA to you in time. If we incur any delays whatsoever we will let you know. In case your PLOOTA order gets lost on the way, we use fully tracked courier services and will replace any lost or damaged shipments.

We are working tirelessly to make PLOOTA happen.

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    PLOOTA love

    Support PLOOTA & help making the water a safer place! You will get an awesome virtual THANK YOU directly from the PLOOTA team!

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    Get one of our exclusively designed PLOOTA t-shirts printed with an awesome statement for water lovers - only available on Kickstarter!
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    just for me! EARLY BIRD

    Be fast & get your early bird reward: Your original PLOOTA device at an exclusive Kickstarter rate!
    35% off the planned retail price!!
    You can choose your preferred size after the campaign ends.
    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    just for me!

    Get your own original PLOOTA device at a special Kickstarter rate!
    20% off the planned retail price!!
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    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    Be fast and get two original PLOOTA devices for you & your loved one at a VERY special Kickstarter rate!
    35% off the planned retail price!!
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    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    the PLOOTA couple - for me and my love

    Get two original PLOOTA devices for you & your loved one at a special Kickstarter rate!
    20% off the planned retail price!!
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    the PLOOTA family - 4 me & my loved ones

    Get your PLOOTA family package! Including 4x PLOOTAs and 4x additional CO2 cartridges at a special Kickstarter rate!
    You can choose your preferred sizes after the campaign ends.
    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    the PLOOTA pack - for me & my buddies

    Water lovers: Get a PLOOTA package for you & your friends! Including 10x PLOOTAs, 10x additional CO2 cartridges and a PLOOTA statement t-shirt at a special Kickstarter rate!
    You can choose your preferred sizes after the campaign ends.
    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    the PLOOTA team - for me & my guys

    For all swimming teams & water sports clubs: Get 50x PLOOTA devices at a special Kickstarter rate and on top an exclusive swimming lesson with swimming world champion THOMAS LURZ!
    (Swimming lesson takes place in Germany with max. 4 people, travel costs not included).
    You can choose your preferred PLOOTA sizes after the campaign ends.
    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    the company - for me & the best

    Is your company totally dedicated to water sports? Then this is the right reward for you: 100x PLOOTA devices at a special Kickstarter rate and on top an exclusive swimming lesson with swimming world champion THOMAS LURZ!
    (Swimming lesson takes place in Germany with max. 4 people, travel costs not included).
    You can choose your preferred PLOOTA sizes after the campaign ends.
    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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    just for me! SUPER EARLY BIRD

    Be super fast & get your super early bird reward: Your original PLOOTA device at an exclusive Kickstarter rate!
    Almost 50% off the planned retail price!!
    You can choose your preferred size after the campaign ends.
    For each PLOOTA sold on Kickstarter 2,50 € will be donated to the foundation "Franziska van Almsick Schwimmkids e.V.".

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