VodaSafe was born from the intersection of engineering and lifeguarding on the West Coast of Canada.
Carlyn is the founder and CEO of VodaSafe, and an engineer with over ten years of lifeguarding experience. Witnessing first-hand the trials and tribulations of water rescue led Carlyn to envision a sonar equipment as a simple tool in hand that would help save lives, VodaSafe and its AquaEye® were born. Carlyn believes that VodaSafe’s AquaEye® will be to waterfront rescue what the AED or portable defibrillator has been for CPR.
Patrick is a mechanical and product engineer working on the design, operation and user experience of the AquaEye®. He brings valuable knowledge of mechanical design and product development from Vancouver’s biotech industry, where product quality and reliability is paramount. His passion for creating products that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives brought him to Vodasafe.
Tavis is a researcher and engineer at Vodasafe working on testing, firmware, and algorithm development. At home both in the water and the office, Tavis leverages his education in Engineering Physics and machine learning to join in building the brain behind the AquaEye®. He is inspired by the impact technology can make in reducing the number of deaths by drowning and in the search and rescue world in general. Tavis has an especially deep appreciation of the efforts of lifesaving and search and rescue professionals.