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Airtrader / Airbag system


the white death. in 2014 published studies by haegeli et al. pointed out that 11 of 100 people die in snow avalanches despite wearing buoyant avalanche airbags. in case of burial the chance of survival sinks after 15 minutes exponentially. the mortal danger of asphyxiation instantly arises. our airtrader combines buoyant airbags, trauma protection and a breathing device that automatically is pulled into the mouth of the victim. one quick handle on the trigger and the avalanche victim profits from maximum safety: breathability, buoyancy and trauma protection and it also protects rescuers from secondary avalanches.


FHNW University of Art and Design

FHNW University of Art and Design
Basel, Switzerland

Stefan Staub,
fhnw university of art and design

Claudio Gallasch,
fhnw university of art and design