A Japanese man was inspired by the Kyoto Animation incident to win a creativity award
A 15-year-old high school student from Gifu prefecture has become one of the big trends this Sunday on various social networks in Japan. His name is Tatsuki, a young creative man who in recent hours, won second place in the 2020 edition of a contest that was held at the International Exhibition for Young Inventors.
His invention consists of a series of bars, which can be easily removed from the inside in case an emergency evacuation is necessary, be it due to fires, earthquakes or other disasters. Without a doubt, an innovative security system for homes and / or businesses.
During the presentation of his project, the young Tatsuki revealed that the inspiration that led him to come up with this invention was the incident that occurred in July 2019 in the main studio of Kyoto Animation, where multiple deaths and injured people were recorded. Let us remember that everything started when a subject began to pour gasoline in the facilities and then start a fire. The smoke and fire did not take long to consume the facilities and because the windows were covered with fixed ironwork guards, escape was not possible, culminating in a major disaster.
The mechanism is very simple and works by pulling on a pair of orange tabs whose function is to release the security bars that are installed in the windows, which facilitates the escape through them. Apparently, the tab is so easy to pull that even an elementary school student can use this new invention to escape out the window.
Currently, the window grab bar in Japan is attached to the exterior of buildings with glue and is acceptable under Japanese building fire codes, however in the event of a real fire this tool makes the windows are useless as an escape route.
Tatsuki's invention surprised professionals in the window industry in Japan and even a company began to work with him to develop the product and start using it massively, however, there is still no date for its sale to the public. .
Source: Yahoo News