Skiing in extreme environments always brings the possibility of an avalanche, so the Backcountry Access Float 30 was created to increase the chances of survival should one come blazing down a mountain.
The Backcountry Access Float 30 is a backpack with an inflatable airbag. The company based the design on the Brazil nut effect, which according to the company, is when "when a bowl of mixed nuts are shaken, smaller nuts fall to the bottom, while larger one’s move to the top." The airbag is reusable and requires the individual to deploy it manually. Once up, it will help keep the user above surface. In addition to the airbag, there's other features which include a pressure gauge, air hose, trigger handle and more.
Backcountry Access Float 30 Prevents Skiers from Snow Burial
1. Avalanche Safety Gear - Innovative designs for avalanche safety gear can be further developed, using concepts like the Brazil nut effect for increased effectiveness.
2. Reusable Inflatable Technology - Developments in reusable inflatable technology can be further explored for safety measures beyond avalanche airbags.
3. Manually Deployed Safety Equipment - Manually deployed safety equipment can be applied in other industries to offer effective and low-cost alternatives to more complicated systems.
1. Ski Industry - Avalanche safety gear can be further developed or improved to increase user safety in ski resorts and mountains.
2. Outdoor Recreation Industry - The development of reusable inflatable technology can be applied to other safety gear for outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
3. Construction Industry - Manually deployed safety equipment can be adapted for use in the construction industry, where simple and effective safety measures are always in demand.