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redden the snow / Alpenstock

redden the snow
redden the snow

Sports injury always happens when skiing, climbing the snow mountain and exploring the polar. In these cases how to make a distress call effectively is the important key of being rescued.
This trekking pole has a special designed handle, where there is a rescue ball with red colorant and salt inside. When the accident happened, you can squeeze out the ball and throw it on the snow, it will be swelled to blast in a short time. Than the colorant squirt out and redden the white snow. Owing to capillarity the fluffy snow will make the red areas get bigger and bigger. It is effective to attract rescuers.

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International Design Institute of Zhejiang University

International Design Institute of Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Liu Shuai,
International Design Institute of Zhejiang University

Lu Nannan,
International Design Institute of Zhejiang University

Jiachun Du,
International Design Institute of Zhejiang University

Wu Jiacheng,
International Design Institute of Zhejiang University