Sunday, October 19, 2008


A much admired friend was on the ABC’s New Inventors during the week. He is a man of huge intellect with an enquiring mind which does not take no for an answer. He is generous, funny, and has devoted his life to the welfare of others, in and out of the workplace.

He has invented a man overboard (MOB) rescue device, which he demonstrated with his usual understatement. One of its significant advances is in keeping the victim horizontal during rescue, helping to prevent aspiration into the lungs, and maintaining blood pressure and flow in the hypothermic.
It rightly won the night 2:1, the third vote being given by a woman panellist to a biodegradable multi-hole flower arranger. Remind me to throw her one next time she falls overboard.

For those inclined, you can vote here.

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