In other words, don’t break your neck. Check out this conceptual design. Nothing really new, but fun to see the industrial designers have their thinking caps on. I still contend that a passive system is the way of the future. Such a system uses a microprocessor and GPS to know that you’re in an avalanche and switches on the safety systems automatically, more, the breathing system should be passive as well, perhaps just a small oxygen tank that vents 02 near your face or under a balaclava.
Check out the video below, the aqualung breathing soundtrack is particularly impressive, as is the idea that fido is on hand to sniff you out. One has to wonder if this designer is spending more time learning video production than anything else.More here.
Posted by Lou Dawson on July 18, 2009 | Filed Under avalanches
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