Nova Scotia man helps develop inflatable, waterproof work suits

Paul Brodie blows into a valve, inflating the shoulders and chest area in the red work suit he’s wearing. The Nova Scotia research scientist has been helping develop a waterproof, buoyant suit that he hopes could be used by anyone who works on or around the water.  Three companies — 66° North, Seamaster and Hansen Protection — are now producing the gear, which was tested in Denmark and is being manufactured for all three brands in Latvia, Brodie says. “This is a work suit, it is not a survival suit, those big bulky things you put on and go jump off an oil rig,” said Brodie, a former Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientist. Read the rest here  08:59

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