Heavy Lifting Airbags – Field Ready

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ITIC has been commissioned by the international NGO Field Ready to conduct research to develop a better design for Heavy Lifting Airbags (HLA). HLAs are a common tool for rescue teams in the developed world however the design of these airbags is complicated and their cost is prohibitive. Field Ready designed and built a functioning low cost HLA, from local materials, for the ‘White Helmets’ rescue team in Syria. While the airbags met British standards, and were successfully used in several life-saving operations, Field Ready engineers believe the design needs to be re-evaluated for the product to be easier to replicate and cheaper to produce.


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