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Climbing Safety Smart Device
Role Independent Project
Duration October 2021 - December 2021
Tools Autodesk Maya; Figma
Snow Goat helps snow climbers detect dangers under the snow. Combined with the app, snow climbers can see their location, weather, temperature, and details of detection on the snow mountain. By connecting to the climber's health, Snow Goat will also send a distress signal when the snow climber is in danger.
According to data from the Himalayan Database and Mountainiq.com, the 8,091-meter main peak of the Annapurna massif is the most dangerous of all mountains. Since 1900, an estimated 244 expeditions have resulted in 72 deaths - that is, in nearly one in three ascents, one participant did not return. Not infrequently Sherpa, who earn their living with mountain tourism, are also affected.
Numbers of deaths as a share of all expeditions on mountains over 8000 meters
When climbing snow-covered slopes, wearing slopes, it is easy to step on the cracked snow layer and induce avalanches. Most mountain disasters occur on the way down after a climber has reached the summit.
Accidents by immediate cause
The most important equipment during the climbing process.
Ways to know the thickness of the snow and the way to make sure the step on the snow is safe.
In order to reduce the weight of snow mountain climbers' carrying items and to know in advance whether the road ahead is dangerous during their climbing process, I want to create an easy-to-carry safety device that could help snow mountain climbers predict the situation under the snow. Combining it with the iWatch, it would allow snow climbers to know their physical condition at all times and collect relevant data about the snowy road.
After analyzing different techniques for measuring snow depth, I selected some of them and applied them to the device.
After technical analysis and dissection of the user journey map, I listed the problems experienced during the snow climb and provided the corresponding functional solutions on the device.
Check the sports bracelet to know the weather and temperature before climbing a snow mountain.
Matching the user's health status.
Installation the device on the snow boots.
Connect the device to the Bluetooth.
The device will issue a voice alert when a danger is detected.
The sports bracelet and device will automatically send a distress signal.
The rescue team will receive the distress signal and the equipment will emit a light to show the location of the victim.
It will send a low battery alert of device.
Model making process
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