The Float’n Thang, a new flotation device distributed by Sunshine Innovations, offers individuals with special needs who seek aquatic therapy or just wish to play in the water the ability to float independently.
The lightweight (less than 3 lbs) product requires no inflation. Rather, it is constructed from solid closed-cell foam.
“We now have an effective device that will allow and assist many individuals who might never have had the capability of learning how to swim, due to a disability,” says Pete Cabrera, co-owner, in a media release from Sunshine Innovations Inc. “They feel included in the fun and float just like anyone else.”
Doug Masi, the inventor of the Float’n Thang, states, “Every aspect of this device was thought out in advance with specificity. The ability to have a device that acts as a headrest or backrest while at the beach, or just resting on your paddleboard, is useful. It’s also readily available to toss in the event someone might be struggling in the water. The device can float someone up to 300 lbs.”
Michelle Campuzano of Arizona, an advocate for inclusion, shares her story with her son in the release:
“My son David is a bright-eyed boy with special needs. I love seeing him enjoy activities that will get him out of the wheelchair.”
“In the past, typical flotation devices were either too small or too large for David to float in comfortably. Additionally, with these devices, it was mandatory for me to hold onto him constantly, to prevent him from tipping forward.”
“In less than 60 seconds, I can have David floating independently with me in the pool. And, for the first time, my hands are free! Of course, I’m still right by his side, floating on my own,” she adds.
For more information, visit Float’n Thang.
[Source(s): Sunshine Innovations Inc, PR Newswire]