There really is no harm in equipping yourself with something like the Safety Ski Pole. If the concept were to be put into production, it would certainly feature a higher price tag than its low-tech counterparts; however, the disadvantage of not having one could cost your your life.
Myunggyu Kim's invention is intended especially for those extreme sports enthusiasts who navigate remote mountains and hills in search of superior skiing conditions. The ergonomic rod serves as a regular supportive ski pole, but it also integrates a few other functions that you would not expect in such an object.
A small screen on the handle keeps track of your coordinates with a built-in GPS system. If you get stuck, lost or injured, the SSP Safety Ski Pole can beam out an SOS signal in bright red light.
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By: Amelia Roblin - Published: May 2, 2013 • References: yankodesign