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Torkwear - 12 week redesign of commercial fishing gear.
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Falling overboard in freezing water is like a ticking time bomb: fifteen minutes is all you have before it is too late. Once this time passes, death from hypothermia is imminent. Today most commercial fishermen do not wear personal flotation devices. Torkwear reduces crewmember fatalities on commercial fishing boats caused by prolonged exposure to freezing ocean waters.

Reid Schlegel
Senior Industrial Designer at frog New York, NY