Breakthrough science in determining what predatory sharks can see, at certain depths and distances and under certain light and water conditions has been incorporated into marine materials and commercial water apparel products such as Wetsuits, BCD's, Fins, Tanks and Accessories This commercialization of the science is called Shark Attack Mitigation Technology or SAMS TechnologyTM.
The resulting interpretation of the science has produced designs for two strategies to offer protection to the wearer. The first is to hide the wearer in the water column (or make the shape of the wearer more cryptic) using disruptive coloration and shaping from the perspective of a predatory shark. The second is to overtly present the wearer as unlike any shark prey (such as a seal) or even as an unpalatable or dangerous food option.
The key to SAMS TechnologyTM lies in development of the design and materials having a specific contrast, colour, size and shape according to the position of the user in the water column and the distance that a shark is likely to perceive the user.
SMS is a biotechnology company that specializes in research and development of mitigation solutions for shark attacks. The SAMSTM patented technology is available for licensing to approved manufacturers and distributors of marine applications.
Licenses will be issued to specific licensees according to industry segment (swimwear, surf, dive, watercraft) with geographies/territories defined according to the interest and capability of the licensee on a case-by-case basis.
SMS has established license agreements with a number of global manufacturers.
Applications for Diving include:
- Personal protection for Divers and Ocean Users
- Assist in Duty of Care for Dive Charters and other businesses
- Increase safety for Commercial Divers and improve Risk Management