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CHRRB: Saving lives & locating people

The CHRRB Badge locates people in perilous circumstances in bodies of water. Drowning can happen to anyone, even you.

CHRRB: Saving lives & locating people

The CHRRB Badge locates people in perilous circumstances in bodies of water. Drowning can happen to anyone, even you.

€1,197
pledged of 1 500 000 €pledged of 1 500 000 € goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 6 2018 12:35 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 6, 2018

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About

Security is of vital importance in the maritime industry, and thus it is mandatory to wear life-jackets on a ship. Yet, only too often passengers and crew on a vessel fall overboard, resulting in dozens drowning fatalities each year. The Netherlands alone faced 1723 deaths by drowning between 1996 and 2015.This included fatalities on pleasure yachts, and elderly people who stumbled and fell in a canal while taking a stroll. A river and even a canal can be unpredictable and a body may not be recovered quickly. Sometimes a drowned person may never be found again. This has enormous consequences for those who are left behind, who often will never know the fate of their missing relative. For maritime professionals, such as barge owners, it may be difficult to make a claim on life insurances, which puts an additional stress to the sorrow of the families. The emotional and financial insecurities usually have major consequences for these small business, which are often run by the family.

We foresee a future where passengers and crew of all ships wear our transponders, which are integrated in the clothing so that they are tagged for activities on board. We want children on board of pleasure yachts to wear the badges, so that the system will immediately respond in the event they fall overboard. A good localisation system for under water can be used in all sectors of the maritime cluster, such as barges, the fishing industry, sea-faring vessels and offshore, water maintenance, diving and recreation. Their involvement in our project sets the standard, but as we have seen, its application is much broader than maritime alone. The data shows us that drowning fatalities also occur ‘on land’, in ditches, puddles and ponds. Will you join our dedicated group of professional maritime supporters, and help us to develop a system with a huge societal impact? You contribution will help us to in our mission to help families find their loved ones, and eventually maybe even prevent an overboard situation to become fatal accident. We thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

Our project is still in progress and we are still in the development phase of CHRRB. Our team is working to shape the prototype to a small functional device which can be attached to every single person entering a water vehicle. Besides scaling the device, our team has been making good progress developing the water radar which will identify the CHRRB device underwater.

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    You just saved a life keychain!

    For every €15 you donate we will send you a "You just saved a life keychain!" This is our way of thanking you, with your help we will be able to locate people lost at sea everywhere!

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