1 Season
S1 E9 11/22/08

Wearable Airbag

The team of engineers attempts to build the world¹s first prototype of a wearable airbag that will protect workers in high-rises from risky free falls. Not only must the airbag sense free falls and deploy within a second, it must also inflate with enough air to prevent a potentially fatal fall in that same second. Upon impact, it must then vent enough to adequately cushion the fall. Add all of these elements together and it's an extremely tough task for the team of prototypers given only two weeks.