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1. WO2020115695 - DISPOSITIF DE SÉCURITÉ AQUATIQUE PERSONNEL

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Claims

1. A personal water safety device comprising a backpack assembly, the backpack assembly comprising a slimline body section and a harness assembly, the harness assembly comprising a left shoulder strap configured to extend over the wearer's left shoulder, a right shoulder strap configured to extend over the wearer's right shoulder and waist straps configured to extend around the wearer's waist, the slimline body section of the backpack housing;

a compressed air container,

an air bladder in fluid communication with the compressed air container; a pull cord coupled to a trigger attachment on the compressed air container;

a lanyard permanently attached at one end to the body section of the backpack and at the other end to the air bladder;

a holding cord permanently attached to one end of the air bladder; a waterproof compartment; and

identification means,

wherein the body section of the backpack is elongate in shape and configured to be positioned on the upper back area between the shoulders of the wearer and wherein the body section of the backpack is neutrally buoyant in water.

2. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the identification means comprises a signal light unit.

3. A personal water safety device as claimed in claim 2 wherein the signal light unit comprises a GPS tracker and water temperature sensor.

4. A personal water safety device as claimed in any of claims 1 to 3 wherein the body section comprises a hydrophobic material which entraps air bubbles.

5. A personal water safety device as claimed in any of claims 1 to 4 wherein the body section comprises an elongate central opening comprising a quick release fastener.

6. A personal water safety device as claimed in claim 5 wherein the quick release fastener comprises a hook and loop type fastener.

7. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the pull cord extends out through the central opening of the body section of the backpack and comprises an actuation handle.

8. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the shoulder straps and waist strap are connected to a central connector.

9. A personal water safety device as claimed in claim 8 wherein the shoulder straps are permanently attached to the central connector and the waist straps are detachably connected to the central connector.

10. A personal water safety device as claimed in claims 8 or 9 wherein the central connector comprises a hydrophobic material on its outer face and a non-slip, anti-chaff material on the rear face of the connector.

11. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the shoulder straps and waist strap comprise a non-slip, anti-chaff material.

12. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the shoulder straps and waist strap are manufactured from an elastic material with silicone grips.

13. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the length of the shoulder straps and waist strap are adjustable.

14. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim comprising a whistle and a manual inflator means.

15. A personal water safety device as claimed in any preceding claim wherein the lanyard comprises a quick release buckle.