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20 Incredible Aid Innovations

In Celebration of the Chilean Miners' Rescue

— October 14, 2010 — Lifestyle
On the night of October 12th, 2010, the the Chilean miners’ rescue began, with plans to pull all 33 trapped men up from 600m below the earth’s surface. Using a 54cm x 190cm metal capsule lowered by a winch, this rescue operation was truly groundbreaking.

From glowing escape guides to evacuation aids and disaster relief vehicles, this selection of rescue support innovations celebrates the unbelievable success story of the recovery of the miners in Chile.

Photo Credits:
CBC
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Computer Simulations for Disaster Relief
Computer Simulations for Disaster Relief
Google Earth Pro To Help Save Lives and Plan Evacuations
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Regal Reconnaissance Robots
Regal Reconnaissance Robots
iRobot Warrior 700 Does the Dirty Work Quite Well
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Learning From Natural Disasters
Learning From Natural Disasters
Contrasting Hurricane Gustav and Katrina
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Emergency Subway Lights
Emergency Subway Lights
The Detachable Handle Light Makes for a Safer and Calmer Train Evacuation
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Escape Pod Concept Cars
Escape Pod Concept Cars
The Uvo from Alexei Mikhailov Will Help You Escape from Traffic
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Radical Rescue Gliders
Radical Rescue Gliders
Thees 'Swarming Micro Air' Vehicles are Lines of Vision in Disasters
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Life-Saving Robots
Life-Saving Robots
Robocue Comes to the Rescue Where Humans Hesitate to Go
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Evacuation Guide Gadgets
Evacuation Guide Gadgets
The 'Compass' Alert System Tells and Shows You a Way Out
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Skyscraper Escape Pods
Skyscraper Escape Pods
The Escape Rescue System is a Lifeboat for High-Rises
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Neon Evacuation Escorts
Neon Evacuation Escorts
The 'LED Escape Light' Will Help You Light the Way
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Tilt-Shift Rescue Missions
Tilt-Shift Rescue Missions
‘Bathtub IV' by Keith Loutit
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Personal Emergency Slides
Personal Emergency Slides
The Slip Quit Lets Loose Your Inner Steven Slater
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Futuristic Ambulances
Futuristic Ambulances
The Land and Water CarNurse Allows for Quick Rescues in Coastal Areas
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Transformer Utility Vehicles
Transformer Utility Vehicles
Rapid Tracked Vehicle is an ATV, Search-and-Rescue Car & a Mini Tank
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Futuristic Rescue Vehicles
Futuristic Rescue Vehicles
The A.N.T. Rescue Vehicle Can Supply Aid on Any Terrain
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Remote Water Rescue
Remote Water Rescue
‘Teseo & Airianna' Solar-Powered Beach Rescue System
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Flying Emergency Vehicles
Flying Emergency Vehicles
Sasank Gopinathan's SRV-P1 is an Eco-Friendly Rescue Car
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Speedy First Aid Vehicles
Speedy First Aid Vehicles
The Rescue Station is Perfect for Mining-Related Emergencies
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Futuristic Surveillance Helicopters
Futuristic Surveillance Helicopters
This Aerial Rescue Chopper is an Advanced Multipurpose Machine
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