RIO TINTIO - SPINE
MEMBERS Ammo Lio / Iulia Ionescu / Andor Iván / Carla Curtis-Tansley

DESIGNED IN 2014

RIO TINTIO - SPINE

INTRODUTION

Millions of people flock to the slopes each year to experience the thrill extreme sports offer. However, the consequences will be life changing for some. There is a worrying trend that shows an increasing incidence of Spinal Cord Injuries on the slopes, mostly influenced by the growth of cutting-edge equipment.

 

Although the likelihood of a severe spinal impact is small, when it happens it is life changing. Up to 25% of severe spinal cord injuries are caused after the accident has happened. Treating a spinal injury begins at the scene of the accident; to reduce further injury patients must be kept as still as possible.

 

SPINE is a flexible back support, made from several layers of fabric, that allows the user to ski unrestricted until an accident occurs. SPINE uses a combination of pressure sensitive fabric and optic textile imbedded with non-toxic ultraviolet curing resin. When the user is impacted with a force above a predetermined threshold, the integrated UV-light cures the resin, changing SPINE from being entirely flexible to perfectly rigid in a matter of seconds, molding to the shape of the back.

 

Furthermore, it sends a crash report to the emergency services, detailing the location and the force of the impact, helping them to determine where the patient might be injured. This could save crucial time when treating the patient and determining their injuries, especially if the patient is unconscious.

 

Also, SPINE is completely X-ray safe, allowing the paramedics to examine the injury without the need to remove the system until the damage has been properly assessed and contained.

 

SPINE is a virtually unrestricting system, weighing no more than 800 grams, which could give the user the assurance of having one of the most devastating winter sports injuries under control.

 

RIO TINTIO - SPINE

STORYBOARD

Extreme sports can damage your spine. Sometime it is permanent. When medical attention arrives. Up to 1in 4 spinal injuries become severe. A system that understands when your injured. When accidents happen, a system can immediate immobilization and prevents further damage. On the other hand, it communicates ensures the best outcome. There are 3 benefits in the system. They are stabilizes, x-rayable and examinable.

 

RIO TINTIO - SPINE

FABRIC LAYER

Layer 1-ForceSensitive Fabric

Velostat between two layers of conductive fabric.

Layer 2-Fiber Optic Fabric

Illuminated with Ultra Violet Light

Layer 3-Ultra Violet Resin

Flexible when skiing, Rigid after an accident.

Layer 4-Neopreme

Outer coating.

THE EVOLUTION PROCESS

1. Sodium Acetate

2 .Resin & Hardener

3. Force Sensor Mapping

4. Ultrea Violet Resin

5. Ultra Violet Fiber Optic & Resin

6. Ultra Violet Resin Compatible

RIO TINTIO - SPINE

RIO TINTO EXHIBITION
RIO TINTO EXHIBITION

Research: Carla, Iulia, Andor, Ammo Design: Ammo, Iulia Interviews: Iulia, Carla, Andor, Ammo Emails: Carla Tests and experiments: Carla, Iulia Design: Iulia, Ammo Graphic and branding: Iulia Presentation: Iulia Text: Carla Movie: Andor Photos: Andor, Carla Renders: Iulia 3D: Iulia, Ammo Programming: Iulia, Andor Electronics: Iulia, Andor Prototype: Carla Sourcing: Carla, Andor, Ammo

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RIO TINTO EXHIBITION
RIO TINTO EXHIBITION

Research: Carla, Iulia, Andor, Ammo Design: Ammo, Iulia Interviews: Iulia, Carla, Andor, Ammo Emails: Carla Tests and experiments: Carla, Iulia Design: Iulia, Ammo Graphic and branding: Iulia Presentation: Iulia Text: Carla Movie: Andor Photos: Andor, Carla Renders: Iulia 3D: Iulia, Ammo Programming: Iulia, Andor Electronics: Iulia, Andor Prototype: Carla Sourcing: Carla, Andor, Ammo

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