We are delighted to tell you that Jess from Fourth Element will be visiting us next week for our Dive Club night to show us the entire OceanPositive swimwear range, and to demonstrate their amazing new innovative technology BIOMAP.
Biomap – The Future is Now
Imagine that you could walk into a dive store, have two photos taken which will produce accurate measurements of your body, then customise your drysuit requirements and place an order for a suit that fits perfectly, the entire process being carried out using an iPad.
Imagine you could step into a fitting booth, have your body scanned in 3D and have this scan determine what size suit you need, or to create the pattern of your made to measure drysuit.
Sound like the future?
The Future is Now
On 24 October 2015, fourth element launched BIOMAP, a new imaging system designed to revolutionise the way drysuits are ordered and made.
The BIOMAP system has been developed to enable measurements to be taken accurately in store or at dive events, and submitted automatically with a full specification for a drysuit via our new online system including the DRYSUIT DESIGNER, where you can specify your options to create your unique Argonaut.
BIOMAP.3D uses full body scanning to create a 3D model of your body from which hundreds of accurate measurements can be taken before determining what size suit you need, or, if made to measure is required, to create a unique pattern for your suit.
BIOMAP.photo uses two photos to create an accurate set of measurements enabling a suit to be ordered in a dive store with nothing more than a camera, and a computer connected to the internet.
To celebrate World Oceans Day, Fourth Element launched a new concept in swimwear. OceanPositive is made using recycled nylon from “Ghost” fishing nets, abandoned by fishing vessels after snagging on reefs and wrecks. These “Ghost Nets” continue to fish, often ensnaring marine life and posing a hazard to divers. The Ghost Fishing Project enlists teams of divers to remove these nets and bring them to the surface, where they are recycled.
OceanPositive uses finest quality Lycra® fabric made with these recycled nylon yarns to turn the traditional product development model of “Cradle to Grave” on its head, as we create a line of swimwear from marine waste.
OceanPositive takes dangerous fishing gear, sourced by divers, and makes a practical product line, designed by divers, to be comfortable under a wetsuit.
We meet divers from all over the world who are passionate about the health of the oceans. This is a product designed for them: one which is genuinely good for our environment and helps to clean up our seas.
Come and get yourself scanned with Biomap and check out the great swimwear range.