The project Whale carried out by Elisava Alumni Ruth Vega (Master in Product Design and Development) has been selected to participate at Global Grad Show, the annual event that will take place from November 12th-16th in Dubai. The exhibition will gather more than 150 projects from worldwide university design schools about health, sustainability and social issues.
Whale is the first wearable tracking device that enables visually impaired people to enjoy greater freedom and safety while swimming. It works with a built-in compass that, along with a GPS, always points out a reference place at the shore. Furthermore, it incorporates an emergency button that allows the swimmer to alert a designated contact person in case of need.