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Hydrex: Facilitating Emergency Aquatic Extrication with Inflation Technology

The proposed project aims to address the optimization of aquatic rescue practices for victims of traumatic spinal injury to ultimately improve patient outcome. The developed product will concerns pre-hospital/EMS care in low-resource aquatic scenarios; it will function as an improvement to existing aquatic rescue equipment that is currently industry standard. Existing criticism surrounding current practices, along with the nuances of aquatic rescue creates a foundation for product development that provides a safer, more comfortable and easier transported rescue device.

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