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Title The New Inventors
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary Featuring new ideas on how to keep fire fighters cool; keep people and trucks in their place and easily manouvre pot plants.Hosted by James O'Loghlin, The New Inventors is bursting with the innovative and the imaginative, the unique and the unusual, the fantastic and the fascinating. Deciding the winner of these three inventions are: designer Alison Page, agricultural scientist Chris Russell, and inventor and journalist Christine Kininmonth. Inventions featured on the program: COOLME VEST - by inventors Glen Deakin and Robert Ennis-Thomas from QLDFire fighting is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and there is no doubt that when fire fighters are fighting a burning blaze they are feeling the heat. A raging inferno is undoubtedly hot enough, but the protective clothing that fire fighters wear can actually increase their body temperature further, putting them at significant risk of heat stroke, which if left untreated can become life-threatening.The CoolMe Vest is a personal cooling device designed to be worn under the protective clothing worn by fire fighters. The vest is activated by adding water, which reacts with the chemical solution inside the vest to provide instant cooling. WILSAVE ZONE ALERT - by inventors Ken Wilson and Peter Wilson from VICThe persistent beeping of a reversing truck at 6:00 in the morning is enough to drive you madly into the street in your pyjamas, yelling wildly at the truck driver. As annoying as this noise is in a residential area, on a construction site it may not be loud enough. This is because workers are often wearing headphones, working with noisy equipment such as jackhammers, or have become complacent. But simply making the beeping louder would be enough to drive the rest of us crazy.The Wilsave Zone Alert is a three-part system that will alert people when a reversing truck is nearby. It consists of a transmitter placed on the rear of a vehicle that is activated when the vehicle reverses. The second component is a portable device fitted to individual personnel that activates an audible, visual and vibratory alarm. This device also retransmits the received signal to a unit mounted in the cabin of the vehicle to warn the driver when people are nearby.EZYPOT - by inventor Bruno Paoletto from QLDMoving small pot plants is a fairly easy task for most people, but what if size matters to you and you like your pot plants big? That's when things start to get tricky. Pot plants can weigh anywhere from 10kg to over 100kg, so moving them from the store to your garden can be a complex procedure that your back may not appreciate. Ezypot is a trolley designed to move large, heavy pot plants, eliminating the need to lift the pot and saving back strain in the process. The invention also comes with attachments for square pots, and can even be converted into a normal trolley for different applications
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-05-12 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Cooling.
Fire fighters -- Protection.
Gardening -- Equipment and supplies.
Motor vehicles -- Transmission devices.
Truck accidents -- Prevention.
Form Streaming video
Author Deakin, Glen, contributor
Ennis-Thomas, Robert, contributor
Kininmonth, Christine, contributor
O'loghlin, James, host
Page, Alison, contributor
Paoletto, Bruno, contributor
Russell, Chris, contributor
Wilson, Ken, contributor
Wilson, Peter, contributor