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The Idan Raizberg Ruins Catheter Allows Passage Through Debris

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Aug 12, 2012 • References: bezalel.ac.il and fastcodesign
The Idan Raizberg Ruins Catheter is a device that will give those who are trapped in collapsed buildings a safe passageway out of the rubble.

In light of the influx of natural disasters observed on all parts of the globe, the technology of victim rescue has stayed standard and sub par. True, there are few things that can be done when an entire building has fallen in on itself with workers inside, or when the water level rises so high that entire houses are washed away, but Idan Raizberg has exhibited innovative thinking with the Ruins Catheter. The device expands by pumping air into a balloon airbag, which should push away surrounding rubble. Lining up multiples of these devices creates a rescue tunnel that will saving lives in times of disaster.