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WaveJet
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About

A revolutionary water propulsion system

Detailed Description:
WaveJet is a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind Personal Water Propulsion system that will change the way you interact with water. The WaveJet System includes the board of your choice, a WaveJet Power Pod, a Blank Pod for non-powered use, a Seatooth®-enabled Wrist Controller and a Charging Station.

Known drawbacks of design:
-

Website:
http://wavejet.com

Designed in:
2010

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
Health, Lifestyle, Mobility, Water

Region of use:
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The WaveJet System includes the board of your choice (rescue, surf or SUP), a WaveJet Power Pod, a Blank Pod for non-powered use, a Seatooth®-enabled Wrist Controller and a Charging Station. The Power Pod is the central unit of the system. It is a clean, quiet, battery-powered miniature jet drive, it can be plugged into any WaveJet-Ready watercraft, including surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards and more. The WaveJet Pod may be purchased with a WaveJet-Ready Board as part of a system, or on its own so that you have additional power when needed.

Impact
The WaveJet Rescue Boards enable lifeguards to reach, rescue and return a victim in half the time. It help lifeguards conserve their energy so they can focus on the victim and allow them to execute critical lifesaving procedures while still propelling the victim back to shore. The WaveJet Surfboards enable surfers to spend more time surfing and less time paddling. It gets you out there even when the break is soft and mushy and it makes a tow in unnecessary to catch the bigger waves. The WaveJet SUPs provide the extra thrust to make a paddle session more fun. They enable paddlers to navigate otherwise unreachable territories and let you move across the fastest of currents.

Context
For lifesaving professionals, time and energy spend on reaching the victims is crucial. For regular surfers, a lot of time is spend on paddling, instead of catching waves and actually surfing.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
Patent

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
Mike Railey

Title/Role:
Inventor and designer, CEO

Professional status of designer:
Professional

Nationality:


City/Country of residence:
United States of America

Name of company:
WaveJet


Additional credits:
Michael Vlock, Investor