Hello to all the community,
I'm not active lately but I deeply regret it, cuz I think this community has a lot to offer.
So I've opened this post, cuz it's the winter season here and maybe other here I'm doing a lot of skis and freeride, but unfortunately in my country, some people were trapped in avalanches and died.
This made me think of it (under my shower) and came up with this crazy idea. So I want to share it here and have feedback on it and a solution on how it might be implemented.
So I was thinking of a system that might use the accelerometer to detect the orientation of the skier that is trapped under the snow. With this, we can detect if the user is upside-down or facing the sky, etc...
Then in his bag, he will have a device that will grow, kind of that old-school car antenna (https://www.amazon.com/RetroSound-PA-01-Universal-Automatic-Antenna/dp/B00LVT419U) and will then push trough snow to reveal his position to the rescue team.
But this can only work when a skier is trapped in a specific position, so I'm kind of brainstorming how could we manage to make this device help the skier to be detected in every position he might be trapped under the snow. For example, if he is on his back it might be difficult to let the "antenna" grow because the body is blocking the way.
I've thought of multiple devices that might be activated based on the position detected by the accelerometer but I'm sure there is a better way.
I'm here to try to find something good that might work and ready to hear all your suggestions and ideas...
Thank you for your help.