Implant Sciences was so impressed by French jet ski champion Franky Zapata’s world record breaking ride on his Flyboard, that the company set out to purchase Zapata Industries. Implant Sciences is used by the US Department of Homeland Security for the detection of explosive devices and is a top manufacturer of explosive device detection. We may see flyboards utilized in military operations and in industrial and medical procedures. Implant Sciences is intent on diversifying its operations and Zapata’s Flyboard technology is a cool way to make it happen. To further expound on industrial utilization, Zapata has some big ideas; such as jet bikes, floating medical stretchers, and even flying platforms so industrial workers can easier reach oil rigs and wind turbines.
What is this contraption made of and how does it fly? Well, according to Gizmag’s interview with Zapata, the hoverboard is mostly comprised of carbon fiber materials, powered by four 250 horsepower jet engines, and uses a proprietary algorithm to keep it stable while it is in the air.
Implant Sciences is even considering selling its explosives detection business. It seems likely that the company looks at the flyboard as the next “big thing.” and will bring in big money. The shareholders have the final say even though a quote from Implant Sciences president, Robert Liscouski puts any doubt of the acquisition of Zapata’s company to rest; “We are beyond excited to have visionaries like Franky Zapata and his team on board and we are thrilled to allow for shareholders to benefit from the many breakthrough products he has already invented and the new innovations he will be unveiling in coming months and years.” It reads like a done deal!