With an alarming rise in shark attacks and a heightened awareness of the perils of the ocean, technology innovators Shark Shield are taking a novel approach to better protect the world’s beach-goers.
The company produces a range of wearable devices that emit an electromagnetic field which interrupts the sensitive receptors in a shark’s snout, deterring the animals from approaching nearby humans.
Recently, Shark Shield has been looking at new ways to ethically reduce the risk of shark attack and has just announced a major technological breakthrough, adopting existing technology in the medical industry to its electromagnetic devices.
The company believes it can increase the repel effect so that it is capable of working at distances as far as 100 meters.
To be known as the Ocean Guardian, Shark Shield’s new technology is considerably more effective at long-range than its existing devices and has potential for significant uptake in the global luxury yacht market.
The Ocean Guardian uses similar technology already used in medical fields, including oncology, urology and treatments for other chronic diseases.