GRW Coolme Vest: Emergency Firefighting Equipment

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dc.contributor.author Walden, RJ
dc.contributor.author Lie, S
dc.contributor.editor -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T11:24:28Z
dc.identifier.citation GRW Coolme Vest: Emergency Firefighting Equipment
dc.identifier.other J1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17600
dc.description.abstract This exhibition presents the prototype for a new type of cooling vest designed to significantly reduce heat stress and recovery times for emergency workers in hot intensive working conditions. A team of scientists from James Cook University developed the invention (the cooling principle) that was then designed into a wearable vest for operation and ease of manufacture by Roderick Walden and Stefan Lie. The principle end-users are fire fighters in Rural Fire Services around Australia, volunteer organisations with limited funds so the final product needed to be low in cost. The research centres on the investigation of low cost and readily available materials and manufacturing applications in achieving performance criteria for a cooling vest intended for extreme working conditions. Sixteen prototypes were made by the designers and tested in live fire trials with the Queensland Rural Fire Service. The exhibition focuses on the role of the industrial designers â taking an invention from mock-up through to a viable, manufacturing product and prototypes for user trials âand features some of the key design problems addressed. The exhibition demonstrates the contribution of design expertise to a collaborative research project, achieving a commercially viable product outcome based on an invention grounded in scientific research. The significance of this research is that it has produced a successful design for a high performance, technical product using low cost materials and technology more commonly associated with inflatable toys and packaging manufacture. This innovative approach will ensure that wide distribution of the product is made possible.
dc.language English
dc.publisher UTS DAB LAB Research Gallery
dc.title GRW Coolme Vest: Emergency Firefighting Equipment
dc.type Exhibition
dc.parent GRW Coolme Vest: Emergency Firefighting Equipment
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation UTS DAB LAB Research Gallery en_US
dc.publocation Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120305 Industrial Design
dc.personcode 941014
dc.personcode 951144
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Industrial Design en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition First
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity 20100505 en_US
dc.date.activity 2010-05-05
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Industrial Design; Cooling Vest; Prototypes. en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.description.keywords Industrial Design
dc.description.keywords Cooling Vest
dc.description.keywords Prototypes.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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