flotation device


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flotation device

[flōtā′shən]
Etymology: Fr, flotter, to float
a foam mattress with a gellike pad located in its center, designed to protect bony prominences and distribute pressure evenly against the skin's surface.
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Years ago, most personal flotation devices available to paddlers were hot, uncomfortable and wound up strapped on top of kayaks.
That means that an inflated life jacket--or a flotation device that doesn't require inflation--may hamper or preclude getting out.
Indeed, a few participants expressed the belief that wearing a flotation device heightened their risk of accidental drowning.
While I appreciate the article about pool safety and security in the publication, please consider adding a section about flotation devices for nonswimmers in your next Ultimate Guide to Pool Ownership.
Understand that safety comes first: wear a flotation device, a helmet, and never go through rapids above your ability level.
As a result of the firms' snub, plans to test the helicopter flotation device have been scrapped.
Performed 95 flotation device inspections -- enhanced pilot safety in case of water ejection.
Flotation device to be worn by operator at all times
Manufactured by Alvimar, the Air Towel is a vinyl beach accessory that has four shallow inflatable walls and resembles a flotation device.
Water treatment specialist, Idrosistem Energy, Bassano del Grappa, Italy, has introduced its latest sand filtration with flotation device combined in the same unit.
Because deep water running is performed wearing a flotation device and submerged neck-deep in a swimming pool, you have the added benefits of zero-impact aerobic activity.
The new flotation device will improve sea-survival odds of each passenger.