Final year project
Avalanche Safety Device [Read more]
Avalanche Safety Device - Deployed
AYR is a ski safety device, designed to be worn on the neck as a low-cost alternative to current airbag rucksacks on the market. AYR, once deployed, will release two airbags which connect across the users face to create a pocket for the victim to breathe in whilst the snow from the avalanche settles. It will slowly deflate leaving a larger air pocket within the snow for the users to breathe in, elongating their breathing time from 15 minutes to 40 minutes, meaning search and rescue have longer to find the victim.
By wearing ARY in this state, it will not deploy and is safe to wear all the time without the risk of it deploying. The handle is tucked into the main body and can be removed with the dual safety feature by pushing the button and pulling on the cable when they want to go off-piste.
An aesthetical prototype was produced to allow for personal user interaction testing. A working prototype was made for testing the moving elements and inflation of the airbags.
The two airbags in their deployed state creating an air pocket for the victim to breathe in.
Elongating the amount of air and time victims have when buried in an avalanche through creating an air pocket.
For me, design is looking at a problem and solving it in an innovative way, whilst incorporating beautiful design elements. Creating products which are eye-catching, desired and have a purpose. I thrive on collaborating ideas with friends through every stage of development and look forward to being able to pursue a career in such an exciting and diverse industry with people who inspire me every day.
Final year project
Avalanche Safety Device
Design School Nominee for Creative Conscience 2021
Diploma of Professional Studies 2020
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