Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to use. Instead of braving the torrent and crossing the river to secure a pulley system, the inflatable air walk is used. Air is pumped into a doughnut-shaped fabric tube that extends into a round tunnel.
- It can be used as a thoroughfare across a river when secured to the ground and a tree at each end.
- A motor and propeller create a powerful flow of air.
- The air nozzle has a screw-in profile to prevent air leakage.
- Aluminum alloy, which is light and strong, is used for the metal components. When deflated, the tube can be folded and packed into its storage case.
Air Rope is a 2013 red dot award: design concept winner.
Designers: Lee Yong Ho, Lee Jee Won & Lee Juan