2nd Buddy was developed for scuba divers with Open Water Diver licenses to use in Egypt’s Red Sea region. It helps divers to distinguish different fish species and ensures a more conscious way of diving by pointing out potential dangers caused by certain sea animals. From a modular wall system with 36 different fish identification cards, a customised set can be threaded on a reclosable beaded chain, which can be attached with a carabiner to the diving gear. The accompanying app is an ideal way of identifying fish using their specific characteristics. Moreover, a neoprene packaging for transportation or to use it as a gift package was designed.
Fachhochschule Düsseldorf / University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf supervising professor Prof. Dr. phil. Rainer Zimmermann, Stephan Schmotz