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article imageDesigner creates wetsuit that lets wearers 'fly' underwater

By Leigh Goessl
Feb 13, 2013 in Business
A French designer has created a wetsuit that is designed to allow the wearer a feeling of "flying" while underwater. It is unclear if the product, called 'Oceanwings' is planned for production.
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.
Here the diver spreads on of his  wings  as he gets ready to dive into the water
Aqua Lung/YouTube
Here the diver spreads on of his "wings" as he gets ready to dive into the water
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.
 Oceanwings  is supposed to create an underwater  flight  experience. Here the video illustrates the...
Aqua Lung/YouTube
'Oceanwings' is supposed to create an underwater 'flight' experience. Here the video illustrates the diver gliding downward
What do you think of this "underwater human flight experience"? Would you want to try it to see if it works?
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