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Skynet / Firefighting equipment

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iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

Forest fires are extremely destructive and spread rapidly, making response and rescue both difficult and dangerous. Once a fire is out of control, the only option is to drop water or other extinguishing liquids from the air. However, helicopters are very limited in the amount of water they can carry. It would be far more efficient to let the helicopter transport a medium for water delivery rather than the water itself. In this design concept, the water pipes form a net-like shape in order to spray water evenly over a large area, thus increasing the extinguishing efficiency.

This is an inventive solution for a serious problem. Due to global warming, forest fires will occur with growing frequency. In response, we need to come up with creative solutions that are as effective as possible. This product represents an excellent marriage of technology and design.
Jury Statement
Thank you for recognizing our work through this award. This concept was inspired by our focus on forest fires. We love nature and life, and want to use our expertise as designers to protect them.
Winner Statement
University

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
NanChang, China

Jun Wang,
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Mingen Chen,
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Jingjing Yang,
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

Zhicheng Yang,
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics