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Boat technology can stop you feeling seasick

Boat technology can stop you feeling seasick

A company have developed marine suspension technology, which they say will stop people feeling seasick.

Nauti-Craft Pty Ltd, a research and development company from Dunsborough, Western Australia, have patented the technology that can be attached to a boat and keeps the hull and deck separate using a "passive reactive interlinked hydraulic system" and thus allowing for more comfort, control and stability.

The company claims it can reduce the whole body vibration of a boat by 75 per cent.

Explaining about the technology on their website, they shared: "The Nauti-Craft technology is a hydraulic suspension system for multihulled vessels. The system separates the hulls from the superstructure which allows the hulls to react rapidly to wave inputs and conform to the ocean surface without transmitting high forces and accelerations of the hulls to the deck and superstructure.

"This provides increased levels of ride comfort, control and stability whether stationary or travelling at speed. The improvements to stability and maintaining a level attitude can be further enhanced with active control of the suspension system. This has great potential applications for commercial, military and recreational vessels.

"The Nauti-Craft DACS (Deck Attitude Control System) actively adjusts and maintains the horizontal attitude of the deck at low speeds and when manoeuvring relative to fixed structures or coming along side larger vessels like ships. DACS enhances the intrinsic "passive reactive" and stable deck features of the nauti-craft technology by providing additional control inputs in response to monitoring the movement of the deck."

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