Little Ripper Life Saver | ULB Lifesaving Pods
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ULB Lifesaving Pods

Little Ripper Lifesaver is currently in the process of developing and integrating a range of lifesaving devices into lightweight You Little Beauty (ULB) lifesaving pods that can be mounted and deployed from the Little Ripper Lifesaver UAVs to people in distress.

Called the ULB Lifesaving Pods©, the Marine, Land and Snow rescue pods have been designed to deploy:

• Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs)
• Water activated personal floatation device
• Automatic water activated electromagnetic shark repellent device
• Personal survival kits – EPIRB, water, thermal blanket, radio, first aid, etc.

All the pods are specifically designed to meet the payload limitations of the UAVs and the ability to automatically operate.


The Little Ripper developed and designed ULB Marine Pod© contains: a water activated inflatable lifebuoy; SharkShield electromagnetic shark repellent; whistle; and sea anchor.


Water activated inflatable ULB lifebuoy

Little Ripper Lifesaver is working with SOS Marine, the makers of the SOS DanBuoy, a portable floatation device that automatically inflates when dropped into the water.

The DanBuoy utilises:

• A self-contained disposable CO2 inflation system that is water activated
• Mechanisms to augment visibility
• An automatic SOLAS light for night rescues and SOLAS grade high-visibility, retro-reflective tape
The DanBuoy is repackable and reusable.


The Little Ripper developed and designed ULB Land Pod© contains: a miniature automatic external defibrillator (AED); EPIRB personal location beacon; thermal blanket; radio; V sheet for rescue; and basic first-aid kit.


ULB Automatic External Defibrillator

The FRED® Easyport® AED, External Defibrillator from Schiller Australia, is the world’s smallest external defibrillator. Its features include:

• Being ultra-light – only 490 grams (incl. batteries)
• Being ultra-small – 133 x 126 x 35 mm (l x w x h)
• A high-resolution LCD instruction window
• Biphasic pulsed defibrillation impulse Multipulse Biowave©
• Configurable adult and pediatric energy settings according to standard values


The Little Ripper developed and designed ULB Snow Pod© contains:

  • an EPIRB personal location beacon
  • thermal blanket
  • radio/phone
  • skin warmers
  • energy bars
  • and basic first-aid kit.

ULB SharkShield – Shark Repellent Device

Little Ripper Lifesaver is investigating the deployment of a saltwater-activated electromagnetic shark repellent device from SharkShield.

The SharkShield electronic shark protection devices are the only scientifically proven shark deterrent devices.

The devices:

• Work by emitting a high voltage proprietary signals
• Provide continuous protection from the moment the electrodes in the devices touch the salt
• The electric signals generated repel sharks by affecting the gel in the nose area of sharks

A floatation mechanism for the device is being developed to suit the proposed application.