22
May
2018

SkySpider gives rescue backpack-users a brake

In the event that a fire breaks out on a floor beneath them, blocking the stairwell, they then put on the backpack, attach the end of its cable to the anchor via an included carabiner, then climb out the window and let the cable unwind from the reel, lowering them to the ground. That cable unwinds at a controlled rate of around 6 ft (1.8 m) per second, so the user doesn’t just go into free-fall.

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