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Avalanche, a common natural disaster happening in year-round snow covered mountain area, can easily cause people casualty with its humongous down sliding volume of snow/ice. In this case the later arrived rescue becomes pointless as no traceability from the newly covered surface. The introduced Avalanche Victim Locator is meant to be tiny and light-weight designed. People equipped with this device can promptly trigger inflation of eye-catching balloon and shoot it into the air with a stream tie to the operator. With this balloon, the victim search time can be dramatically reduced, namely much higher possibility of saving peoples’ lives.
National Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu City, Taiwan