Cathay Redmond, 26, a design and technology student from the University of Limerick has become the first ever Irish student to come runner up in the world design and innovation competition run by James Dyson. Redmond’s invention, the Express Dive device, was designed to aid divers who wanted to dive for longer than the previous distance allowed by snorkels. The device helps divers to breathe underwater for up to 2 minutes without an oxygen tank. He has now won over €9,500 to help him to develop the device for possible mass manufacturing.
Cathal Redmond, has beaten over 700 other students to joint runner up prize from over 20 other countries. The winners were a team from university of Waterloo in Canada.