French designer Guillaume Binard partnered with Aqua Lung to create a wetsuit that was inspired by skydiving wingsuits, reported Laughing Squid
. The concept was reportedly submitted to Designboom
, a website that encourages its readers to submit projects to share with other readers.
The wetsuit, called 'Oceanwings' is designed to allow the wearer to have an underwater 'flight' experience. The premise is that the wearer can swim through the water like a fish, with ease. It has "webbed" arms when extended, and the lower portion of the suit is restricted to keep the wearers legs in position while gliding underwater.
Aqua Lung posted a demo video, which was directed by Jérôme Espla, on its YouTube
page on Feb. 5, 2013 to show how it works with a brief description.
[q]This movie shows how powerful are sub-aquatic activities feelings & emotions.
Through out a neoprene wing suit called "Oceanwings", the analogy between aerial and aquatic flight illustrates this intense tridimentionnal feeling met by the underwater Humans. [/q]
No word at this time on whether or not the wetsuit will be put into production. The video, however, is generating a lot of attention.
What do you think of this "underwater human flight experience"? Would you want to try it to see if it works?