Every year thousands of people die from drowning, but some of those deaths can be prevented with a simple invention.
Tom Agapiades, founder and president of Kingii, wrote about why he created the bracelet on his company’s website:
I invented the Kingii Wearable because I had a very good friend who died from drowning. Even the most experienced swimmer can experience a water emergency, and my friend paid the price for being unprepared.
I learned that my friend was not the only one who needed something to save him from the dangers of water activities. More than 372,000 people across the world drown every year.
That is why I invented Kingii, the smallest inflatable in the world. Although this wristband cannot replace a life vest (read our security advice carefully), it can give you additional buoyancy. Please support us – we need you to spread the word to make the water a safer place.
See a demonstration video featuring Tom’s incredible bracelet in the video below.