by Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

If you love surfing or you think you’d like to try it but you’re deathly afraid of losing your limbs to a great white, fear no more. Australian company Shark Attack Mitigation Systems has your back. Collaborating with the University of Western Australia, the team came up with two different designs.

The Warning Pattern was designed for surfers and imitates the “go away” message fish send out to possible attackers. The other design is known as the Cryptic Pattern and confuses sharks, meaning they can’t see you properly. Oh yeah, it’s like an invisibility cloak for the ocean. We’d love to see other ways in which this technology can be implemented in the future.