Life-Saving Research

Graduate student Amit Talukder works on the solar panels for the orange life vest prototype stretched out next to him on the lab's black table.
Photo by David Ammon

July 20, 2023

Amit Talukder, a graduate research assistant in the MSU School of Human Sciences’ Fashion Design program, works on a prototype life vest’s solar panels. Researchers are equipping these invaluable flotation devices with new tools, including Bluetooth trackers allowing searchers to locate those who fall overboard. In an effort to better protect commercial fisherman, the vests are being designed for greater accessibility and comfort. For more about this project, visit this link.