Skywalker project inspired by 9/11
Today marks the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11 and it’s the tragic events of that day that motivated a team of Alberta students to develop the technology to rescue people from high-rises and skyscrapers. Skywalker project team member Nghia Vu is interviewed.
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Quadcopter developed by SAIT students could help rescue people from high-rise buildings
When disaster strikes a high-rise, the rescues can sometimes be complicated. Fire truck ladders only go so high. And while fire departments have teams that do rope rescues, our next guest has an even better idea. Nghia Vu is part of a team at SAIT that designed a rescue tool called the Skywalker.
CBC Calgary The Eyeopener (starts at 9:06)
SAIT students invent flying emergency rescue vehicle code-named Skywalker
Four SAIT students have invented a flying emergency vehicle designed to rescue people from high-rise buildings. Code-named Skywalker, the levitating contraption looks like a regular drone, only it's the size of a sedan and flies up to an altitude of 800 metres. Also known as the AERO-V, or aerial emergency rescue operation vehicle, the project was recognized as a finalist for the Capstone Project of the Year Award by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).
CBC Calgary web story
Calgary graduates hope to save lives with skyscraper rescue aircraft
A team of four former students from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) were motivated by the horrific events of 9/11 to invent a flying vehicle capable of rescuing people from skyscrapers. It was recently recognized by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) as a provincial finalist for ASET’s Capstone Project of the Year Award. This story also aired on the Global Calgary News at 11 and Global Calgary News Morning.
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