Prototype This! - Personal Airbag DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC023464
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 60
Copyright: 2008

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Marc Record

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The team works hard to come up with a prototype that could save the lives of high-rise construction workers who routinely face the danger of death by free fall. For the airbag device to perform effectively, it must immediately sense falling acceleration, inflate in seconds with enough air to cushion the landing, but then deflate just enough on impact to dissipate the force and prevent a really nasty bounce. And if the engineering challenge weren't daunting enough, there's a small matter of death-defying test runs.