Fans of diving and surfing, among a number of dangers that await them in the depths of the water, face the risk of shark attacks. It seems that the creators of innovative protective wetsuits have managed to solve this problem.
A group of scientists from the University of Western Australia and designers from the company Mitigation Systems created two innovative suits - for those who like surfing and diving. In addition to their traditional functions related to maintaining the thermal balance of the body of athletes, the suits will, according to the developers, protect those who love extreme water sports from shark attacks. The secret lies in the color of the costumes, which can influence the instincts of the predator.
By developing Anti-Shark suits, scientists have studied in detail the behavior of predatory fish at the level of instincts. A detailed study of the retina of shark eyes was carried out, as well as the behavior of sharks in various situations, including the reaction of sharks to the smell of blood in a situation where a potential victim is out of sight of the shark.
The Diverter wetsuit is designed to repel sharks. Its color is the same as that of schooling poisonous fish, which sharks try to avoid when drifting.
The Elude suit "hides" a person from a shark. Despite the fact that sharks have a good sense of smell, and they are able to "smell" a person in the water, scientists have found that such camouflage significantly reduces the risk of attack.
Suit designers suggest painting in suit colors and diving board bottoms.
Protective wetsuits from Mitigation Systems will be an excellent addition to the equipment of fans of water extreme, as well as the most unusual electrical boards for active sports, which we talked about earlier.