Israeli Designer Creates ‘Bomb-Proof’ Backpack For Kids

Posted on 8/27/2013 by




The backpack, which costs around £300 (1,683 shekels), should fully protect the brain, heart, liver and kidneys from impact of an explosion, with 19-layer Kevlar fabric at its core. Hila Raam: “I hope one day that my invention will be irrelevant.”

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By: Eli Leon and Israel Hayom Staff

 

With the start of the new school year, and amid the backdrop of increasing security tensions in the region, an Israeli designer has created a backpack that can also function as a protective vest against explosions.

The British Daily Mail newspaper reported that Hila Raam, 27, the developer of the bomb-proof backpack, is targeting the Israeli market.

The backpack, according to the Daily Mail, has been designed to act as a basic personal shelter in the event of an emergency or terror strike.

One simply has to pull the side straps and yellow strings from the hood if they hear an air raid siren, and lie flat on the floor.

The backpack, which costs around £300 (1,683 shekels), is then supposed to fully protect the brain, heart, liver and kidneys from the impact and fallout of an explosion, with 19-layer Kevlar fabric at its core.

According to Raam, the backpack “was designed as a bag for children and teenagers but can be used by adults as well with different design changes which are being processed. I wanted to protect people while they were in open spaces and couldn’t find shelter in a limited time frame. This happens a lot — I discovered that during an attack, 60 percent of people don’t get to shelter and are forced to lie on the ground and hope they’ll be safe.”

Raam went on to tell the Daily Mail that “this bag is meant to protect and save lives, lives of all the different people around the world who need that kind of protection. Of course, I hope one day that my invention will be irrelevant.”

 

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